LANCASTER, CALIFORNIA (February 7, 2017) – California Highway Patrol reported a collision involving a school bus and a 2001 silver Cadillac on Tuesday morning, at approximately 7:15 a.m., on 20th Street East and East Lancaster Boulevard. (map)
The accident occurred when the bus, traveling 40-45 mph east on Lancaster Boulevard, and the Cadillac, traveling an unknown speed northbound on 20th Street East, collided in the intersection. The exact circumstances of the accident are unknown at this time, however, the bus sustained front-end damage, spun out of control, fell over on the passenger side and hit a nearby pole, severing it at the base. The Cadillac sustained significant damage to the drivers side.
Eight special needs students, two aides and the bus driver, 60-year-old Rosario Torres of Lancaster, were on the bus at the time of the accident; all were said to be wearing seat belts. Torres, two aides and five of the students on the bus suffered minor to moderate injuries. The solo occupant of the Cadillac, 55-year-old Robert McLafferty of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, suffered critical injuries. All were taken to hospitals for their injuries.
CHP is currently investigating the crash to determine the cause and liability.
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