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Students suffer minor injuries in Lancaster bus crash

Edison crew repairs a power pole after an accident involving a school bus and a vehicle at East 20th Street and East Lancaster Boulevard Tuesday morning in Lancaster.
(Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

A man was hospitalized and several students were injured Tuesday when a school bus collided with a car in Lancaster, causing the bus to roll and strike a utility pole, authorities said.

Authorities responded to the area of East Lancaster Boulevard and 20th Street East after receiving reports at 7:16 a.m. of a crash involving a school bus and a vehicle.

The bus, which was carrying eight special-needs students and two advisors, was traveling eastbound on East Lancaster Boulevard when it collided with a Cadillac traveling northbound on 20th Street East, according to California Highway Patrol officials.

The collision caused the bus to spin out of control, overturn and crash into a nearby utility pole, according to the CHP.

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The driver of the Cadillac was taken to a hospital with major injuries, CHP officials said, and the students, the bus driver and the advisors sustained minor injuries,

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

hannah.fry@latimes.com

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UPDATES:

9:15 a.m.: This article was updated with additional details about injuries.

11:20 a.m.: This article was updated to report the number of people injured, the severity of injuries and the circumstances of the crash.

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This article was originally published at 8:10 a.m.


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