The bus driver and two of the students from El Rancho Charter
School in Anaheim, California, were listed in critical condition
at a local hospital, said Bob Dunn of the Anaheim Police
Dunn said nine other students suffered less serious injuries in
the late afternoon crash in Anaheim Hills, about 25 miles south
of Los Angeles, and were taken to area hospitals by their
parents or guardians.
Authorities had previously said 13 people were hurt in the
accident. The circumstances of the crash were not immediately
clear but Dunn said it did not appear that another vehicle was
The bus was left standing about 20 feet off the road, leaning
against a eucalyptus tree, where firefighters took some 15
minutes to extricate the driver from the wreckage.
A spokeswoman for the school said the students were on their way
home when the bus crashed. She said all the students had been
reunited with their parents, either at hospitals or at home.
(Reporting by Steve Gorman and Dan Whitcomb;
editing by Cynthia
Johnston, Diane Craft and Lisa Shumaker)
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