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Seven children were reportedly injured in a school bus crash, after the vehicle jumped a fence and slammed into the corner of a house in Santa Ana, California. According to the California Highway Patrol, the crash occurred just after 1 p.m. in the 500 block of Daisy Avenue.
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)’s Large Bus and Truck Facts 2017, school buses accounted for 40% of all buses involved in fatal crashes from 2007 to 2017 in the U.S.
Of the kids on board, three suffered serious injuries and the other four declined transportation to a hospital. Video from the scene reportedly showed the bus, which appeared to sustain minimal damage, in the front yard after it apparently bumped into the home. However, another vehicle near the scene had significant front-end damage. Also, it is unknown if anyone was inside the home at the time of the incident.
Details regarding other possible injuries and the ages of the children were not immediately available. Moreover, it’s not clear what led to the school bus crash.
In a school bus collision, a variety of individuals can be found at-fault for the incident, including:
If a child is injured because of a school bus accident, parents or guardians should immediately seek medical attention regardless of how minor, moderate, or severe the injuries are. In cases where a lawsuit against the individual at fault is being considered, it’s important to get the medical records that were documented by the doctor.