14 hurt in Victorville, Calif., school bus crash
VICTORVILLE, Calif. (AP) -- A school bus carrying 40 children was knocked on its side Thursday in a crash that injured 13 students and the bus driver, authorities said.
Two of the children had "serious but non-life threatening" injuries and were taken to Loma Linda University Medical Center, said Tracey Martinez, spokeswoman for San Bernardino County fire. The rest of the injured passengers were transported to other hospitals.
The crash occurred Thursday afternoon as the children were being taken home from Galileo Academy in Victorville, about 60 miles northeast of Los Angeles.
The U-Haul was backing out of a driveway as the bus approached, said California Highway Patrol Officer Joaquin Zubieta.
"It was a mother and daughter, and the daughter was directing the mom as she was backing out," Zubieta told KCAL-TV. "There was a miscommunication somewhere along the line and the U-Haul backed out into the street, into the school bus."
The school bus tried to swerve, but the truck caught its rear axle and sent it spinning, Zubieta said.
One of the children who was seriously injured suffered a laceration to the head, and the other possibly had a broken leg, he said.
The crash remained under investigation.
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