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Child Airlifted After Crash Involving a School Bus in Victorville

VICTORVILLE, Calif.( A school bus carrying children was involved in a traffic collision Monday afternoon.

On October 31st at about 2:57 p.m. dispatch received reports of a traffic collision on Ridgecrest Road and Pebble Beach Drive in Victorville.

A white Honda Accord and a Victor Valley Union High School bus carrying children from Endeavour School of Exploration were involved in the collision.

At the time of the crash, the school bus was occupied by two students and a female bus driver. The Honda was occupied by two children and a female driver approximately 60-years-old.

According to Battalion Chief Bill Mahon, there were no injuries to the two children or the driver on the school bus and there were two injuries in the automobile.

“The minor in the vehicle was classified as “immediate,” her injuries were serious enough that the on-scene paramedics would like to fly her out to Loma Linda University Medical Center,” stated Mahon.

“The female driver of the Honda was transported to Desert Valley Hospital with unknown injuries.”

The third child in the vehicle was picked up by her mother at the scene.

(Hugo C. Valdez, Victor Valley News)
(Hugo C. Valdez, Victor Valley News)

Based on preliminary reports, the bus was traveling westbound on Pebble Beach Drive and the Honda was going northbound on Ridgecrest Road.

“According to witnesses at the scene the bus had a green light,” stated Officer Rodriguez with the California High Patrol. “Neither drugs or alcohol appear to be a factor in the collision.”

The official cause of the accident is currently under investigation by the CHP Victorville office.

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