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1 dead, some seriously hurt in San Bernardino Mountains bus crash; teens trapped [Updated]

Location of bus accident. Click through to view larger map.The California Highway Patrol reports that there was one fatality and other serious injuries after a school bus filled with teenagers collided with another vehicle and went down a snow-covered embankment near Crestline.

The CHP's website said the coroner's office has been called to the scene in the San Bernardino Mountains as crews tried to rescue trapped teens inside the bus.

Several of the youths have been extricated from the bus, and a makeshift triage center was set up nearby, according to KCAL-TV, Channel 9. Authorities said they believe there were at least 20 students on board, with half of them immobilized in the crash.

[Updated at 4:20 p.m.: An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported that two people were killed in the crash. But authorities later confirmed that one person had been killed.]

 Click through for a larger photo.The accident was reported shortly before noon along Highway 189 near Lake Gregory Drive, southwest of Lake Gregory in Crestline, officials said.

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-- Catherine Saillant and Nate Jackson

Photo credit: KTLA News. Map: Los Angeles Times

 
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question : did this bus have seat belts for passengers? most school buses that I have seen do not.

What a horrible thing to happen. My guess is that there were no seat belts since school districts in our state hasn't seen the need to install them on school buses, working under the assumption that school buses are rarely involved in accidents. Well, they can be, and with such a sad result.


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