Nearly 40 students were taken to a hospital to be evaluated after a school bus and a car collided in San Diego’s University City neighborhood Wednesday morning, school officials said.
The bus was on its way to University City High School when it was rear-ended by a silver Infinity on Genesee Avenue near California 52 about 8:30 a.m., officials said. Officers said the bus was going 2 to 3 mph at the time.
California Highway Patrol Officer Jake Sanchez said it’s possible the driver of the car, an older woman, suffered a medical emergency, leading to the collision.
All 38 students on the bus were taken to a hospital in La Jolla to be evaluated and treated, according to Maureen Magee, a spokeswoman for the San Diego Unified School District. The extent of their injuries — if any were suffered — was unclear, but Sanchez said no one suffered major injuries.
The driver of the Infinity was also taken to a hospital.
Magee said the University City High principal pulled the bus manifest right after the crash and had school counselors call the parents of the students involved. A vice principal also went to the crash location and encouraged students to call their parents to tell them what happened and that they were all right.