Multiple Students Injured In Bakersfield Christian High School Bus Accident After Driver Ran Into Light Pole On Stockdale Highway
BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA (March 2, 2019) – Several students were injured in a Bakersfield Christian High School bus accident on the Stockdale Highway near Buena Vista Road.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the bus accident took place right around 8:00 a.m. For reasons that remain under investigation, the bus driver lost control of her vehicle and veered across the center divider before hitting a light pole.
Two students complained about pain and had to be transported to the hospital. The roadway was wet at the time of the accident, but it remains unclear if that contributed to the crash.
There will also be an investigation to make sure that the vehicles brakes were working properly. Any witnesses are encouraged to contact the CHP.
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