Car crashes into school bus, then hits group of children, killing 1, near Desert Hot Springs
A car struck a school bus in Southern California and then plowed into a group of walking children Thursday, killing one and injuring two, authorities said.
The crash occurred shortly before 4 p.m. near the Riverside County town of Desert Hot Springs, north of Palm Springs.
A white Cadillac rear-ended the bus, then went around it and hit four students who were walking home from a bus stop, the California Highway Patrol told KESQ-TV Channel 3 in the Coachella Valley.
One child died at the scene, one was seriously injured and a third suffered minor injuries, the station said.
The driver of the Cadillac also was injured.
The children attended Julius Corsini Elementary School, according to the Palm Springs Unified School District.
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