DESERT HOT SPRINGS, Calif. – A School bus was involved in a traffic collision that left several occupants on the bus with minor injuries.
At around 10:30 a.m. on March 4, 2019, a school but was struck from behind, leaving several of the bus occupants in pain. The 20-year-old female driving the 2012 Toyota Corolla was not injured after striking the back of the truck while driving southbound on Palm Drive, north of Dillon Avenue. A 60-year-old man was driving the 2009 School Bus in the same direction as the other driver and was stopped at a signal. The Corolla driver was driving too fast for the traffic condition, CHP officials said. The front of her vehicle struck the back of the bus consequently causing minor damage to both the car and the school bus.
The driver of the bus and two adult students complained of pain following the collision. One adult aid was transported to Desert Regional Medical Center with the complaint of pain to her head. At the time of the collision, there were a total of nine adults and four student aids on the bus.
CHP officials said that alcohol and/or drugs do not appear to be a factor in the collision. Both of the drivers were wearing a seatbelt at the time of the collision.
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