A School Bus Hit By A U-Haul In California, Injuring 13 Kids
By Jessica Rawden 2012-10-11 21:07:31
A school bus today collided with a U-Haul today near Victorville, CA. Thirteen children were injured, as well as the bus driver. The accident was caused after the U-Haul backed out of a driveway and somehow missed the bus. The Galileo Academy school bus swerved out of the way to avoid the large transportation vehicle, but it turned out the maneuver was too little, too late. At the time of the accident, there were around 40 children waiting to be dropped off by the bus.
In what was probably the most frightening day in the lives of the young souls on board, the U-Haul vehicle ran into the rear part of the school bus, causing the bus to flip on to one side. According to the L.A. Times, two children were hurt fairly severely and had to be transported to the Loma Linda University Medical Center. The other 11 injured children (and the bus driver) were sent to other nearby hospitals.
The crash is currently under investigation, but I have a feeling itís not looking all that good for the U-Haul driver. If thereís anything Iíve learned from the California Driverís test, itís that school busesóand their precious cargoógenerally have the right away. Plus, anyone backing out of a driveway generally is at fault in the crash. At the very least, itís extremely lucky that none of the people on the bus were fatally injured. Neither of the people sitting in the U-Haul suffered any injuries