Burbank student survives fiery bus crash in Northern California

A female student from Burroughs High School was on the bus that collided with a FedEx freight truck in a fiery crash in Northern California on Thursday evening, killing 10 people and injuring dozens more.

Los Angeles Unified officials said Friday that 19 of its students were aboard the bus that collided with the truck.

The Burbank student, whose name was not immediately released, was transported to a hospital, “but she will be fine,” said Burbank Unified Supt. Jan Britz.

“She’s fine physically, but it’s a strong emotional trauma to the family to live through,” Britz said, adding that the school district will provide the student’s family with mental and emotional support, if needed.

Her family was traveling to Northern California on Friday to be with her, Britz added.

The Burroughs student was on the bus carrying students from the Los Angeles area who were going to take a tour of Humboldt State University when the FedEx truck crossed a median separating Interstate 5. The truck slammed into the bus, and both vehicles burst into flames.

More than 30 people were injured with severe burns or minor burns, cuts or scrapes, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Glendale Unified officials said on Friday that there were no Glendale students aboard the bus.


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