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Two injured when car collides with special education bus

Two drivers were injured when a car collided with a special education school bus Thursday afternoon.

The crash occurred at 1:15 p.m., when an 81-year-old woman driving a 2018 Nissan Versa going southbound on Towne Avenue made a left turn onto Scripps Avenue, failing to yield to a school bus driving northbound, Officer Rodrigo Jimenez of the California Highway Patrol said.

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The two vehicles collided, and the Visser bus veered out of control and hit a concrete block wall at the intersection, Officer Jimenez said.

There were two children in the bus at the time of the crash, and both were uninjured, Officer Jimenez said. The bus was coming from Sumner Danbury Elementary School, CUSD Assistant Superintendent of Student Services Brad Cuff said.

The driver of the Versa complained of pain to her legs, arms and chest and was taken to Pomona Valley Hospital for treatment. The driver of the bus, a 79-year-old woman, also went to Pomona Valley Hospital after suffering a laceration to the bridge of her nose, Officer Jimenez said.

The two children were picked up by another bus and taken to their parents, Mr. Cuff said.

Matthew Bramlett

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