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5-year-old boy injured after falling from school bus in Mecca

November 14, 2011 |  5:06 pm

A 5-year-old boy was being treated for injuries after he fell from a moving school bus in Riverside County, officials said Monday afternoon.

The child apparently fell from an open door as the bus was moving near 70th Avenue and Hayes Street in Mecca, the California Highway Patrol said.

Paramedics at the scene had requested a helicopter to take the boy to a hospital, the Riverside County Fire Department said.

The extent of the child's injuries was unclear. The Fire Department described them as moderate, but the CHP said they were major.

The CHP was investigating the incident, reported about 3:15 p.m. No additional details were immediately available.

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