8 children hurt in Pauma Valley school bus crash - San Diego, California News Station - KFMB Channel 8 - cbs8.com

8 children hurt in Pauma Valley school bus crash

Posted: Updated:

PAUMA VALLEY (CNS) - A car and a school bus collided on a rural North County road Friday, seriously injuring the driver of the smaller vehicle and leaving some classroom-bound youngsters slightly banged-up, authorities reported.

The crash occurred shortly before 8 a.m., when an eastbound 2010 Toyota Solara driven by a 24-year-old woman drifted over a set of double yellow lines on a curving stretch of state Route 76, near Lazy H Drive in Pauma Valley, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The sedan struck an oncoming bus carrying 55 elementary school students, knocking one of the wheels off the front axle of the coach, CHP public-affairs Officer Jim Bettencourt said.

Medics took the motorist to Palomar Medical Center for treatment of a broken leg and possible fractured arm, and evaluated eight pupils who complained of minor pain, Bettencourt said. None of the children required hospital care.

The 57-year-old driver of the Valley Center-Pauma Unified School District vehicle was unhurt.

Investigators believe the driver of the car, who lives near the site of the accident, may have been blinded by the morning sun, according to Bettencourt.

"It does not appear that alcohol or drugs played a factor in this collision," he said.

The wreck left the roadway blocked in the area for several hours.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Cab driver killed in accident with wrong way driver

    Cab driver killed in accident with wrong way driver

    Saturday, April 19 2014 9:26 PM EDT2014-04-20 01:26:55 GMT
    There was a deadly crash on Interstate 5 in Old Town and police say a wrong way driver is to blame. 
    There was a deadly crash on Interstate 5 in Old Town and police say a wrong way driver is to blame. 
  • Woman survives paragliding crash in La Jolla

    Woman survives paragliding crash in La Jolla

    Saturday, April 19 2014 9:15 PM EDT2014-04-20 01:15:54 GMT
    Lifeguards say a woman is thankful to be alive, after a paragliding crash near the Torrey Pines Glider Port. 
    Lifeguards say a woman is thankful to be alive, after a paragliding crash near the Torrey Pines Glider Port. 
  • Driver may face murder charges in deadly crash

    Driver may face murder charges in deadly crash

    Saturday, April 19 2014 8:56 PM EDT2014-04-20 00:56:30 GMT
    Two people are dead and a suspected drunk driver is in the hospital, after a crash in the East County on westbound Interstate 8, east of Lake Jennings Park Road in Blossom Valley Saturday morning. 
    Two people are dead and a suspected drunk driver is in the hospital, after a crash in the East County on westbound Interstate 8, east of Lake Jennings Park Road in Blossom Valley Saturday morning. 
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and Midwest Television, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.