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CHP: Students suffer minor injuries in school bus crash in downtown Bakersfield

Posted at 9:22 AM, Mar 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-13 21:54:31-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — CHP confirms that students suffered minor injuries after a school bus crash in downtown Bakersfield.

According to CHP, the crash happened before 8:30 a.m. on 17th Street and Chester Avenue in downtown Bakersfield. CHP says the bus was traveling down Chester Avenue on its way to Franklin Elementary School and had a green light when a car traveling down 17th Street crashed into the bus.

CHP says 40 to 50 students were on-board the bus at the time of the crash. 11 students suffered minor injuries in the crash. 7 of them were transported to the hospital.

The driver of the vehicle is cooperating with the investigation. At this time, it is unknown if the vehicle ran a red light.