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Motorist rams SUV into school bus filled with children in apparent suicide attempt

October 20, 2010 | 12:25 pm
SUV Collides With School Bus

A driver apparently bent on suicide rammed his sport utility vehicle into a school bus filled with children, officials said.

The head-on crash occurred at 10:40 a.m. on the westbound 60 Freeway at Pedley Road in Pedley, said Jackie Parent, a spokeswoman from the California Highway Patrol. The children and bus driver were being examined for injuries, but it appears now that none were seriously hurt. The SUV driver, described as an older man, was hurt and had to be cut out of his vehicle.

Investigators from the CHP and Riverside County Sheriff's Department were still investigating exactly what happened, but it appears the driver was trying to take his own life.

The driver could face criminal charges, Parent said.

-- Andrew Blankstein

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