No parent wants to have to worry about their child’s safety when sending them off to school. Most of the time, they can feel secure in knowing their child will be taken to school and back home again without incident or without getting into an accident.
For the parents of nine children, however, that isn’t what happened on Wednesday morning in Inglewood. Television station KTLA in Los Angeles reported on their website that a Los Angeles County Unified School District bus collided with two other vehicles in a chain reaction crash near the intersection Manchester Avenue and South Van Ness Avenue. The collision left nine children on board the school bus and one of the other drivers with minor injuries.
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A spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department, Officer Lizeth Lomeli said in a statement that the accident happened at approximately 7:30 a.m. There were 57 students, all ranging between 8 and 10 years of age, along with one adult driver that were on board the school bus at the time of the accident.
Los Angeles County Fire Department Captain Brian Topar told reporters that the nine children who were injured suffered only minor injuries consisting of bumps, bruises, and emotional distress. The children were taken to area hospitals for treatment.
One of the other drivers in a vehicle in the crash was also taken to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
Authorities say that the crash is currently under investigation. So far no charges have been filed in the case.