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Two students are hurt when school bus is hit by truck; DUI suspected [Updated]

December 6, 2010 |  5:25 pm

Three people, including two high school students, were injured Monday when a school bus and a truck collided at a Norwalk intersection, the California Highway Patrol said.

The driver of the truck, who authorities said they believed was under the influence, was the only victim taken to a hospital.

Firefighters responded to East 166th Street and Clarkdale Avenue about 2:40 p.m., Los Angeles County Fire Inspector Don Kunitomi said. The two students suffered minor injuries, said CHP Officer Monica Posada. The extent of the driver’s injuries were unknown.

There was no immediate information on what school the students attended.

[Updated at 6:04 p.m.: The driver of the 2005 Ford truck was identified as 30-year-old Ramon Garcia of Norwalk, the CHP said. He suffered lacerations to his arm and shoulder and was taken to Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. The driver of the school bus was 65-year-old Sandra Miller of Anaheim.]

-- Corina Knoll