Driver and student pedestrians injured in two-car crash outside high school in Chino Hills


A fiery two-car crash Thursday in Chino Hills injured a driver as well as two students who were in front of a high school, authorities said.

The crash occurred about 2:30 p.m. on Peyton Drive in front of Ruben S. Ayala High School, according to the Chino Valley Fire District.

One of the cars appeared to have struck a pole and caught fire. Aerial footage from KTLA-TV Channel 5 showed the charred wreckage of a sedan in the street.


A male driver suffered r serious injuries and was taken via ambulance to the hospital. His age and identity were not released.

One of the vehicles slammed into two students, fire officials said. One male student suffered serious injuries and was taken via helicopter to the hospital.

A female student sustained minor injuries and her parents took her home, fire officials said.

The driver of the second vehicle was not injured.

As investigators examine the scene, the northbound lanes of Peyton Drive from Eucalyptus Avenue to Boys Republic Drive was expected to remain closed for several hours.

The high school, part of the Chino Valley Unified School District, has about 2,600 students. The school posted a statement to its website and said classes were expected to resume Friday on a normal schedule.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.


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