12 hurt in SoCal school bus crash

CHP probes school bus accident that injured 12

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Authorities have interviewed the driver of a California school bus that crashed but are still investigating what caused the accident that injured 12 people.

California Highway Patrol spokesman Valentino Olivera said Friday the driver gave investigators a brief statement late Thursday but he does not know its contents.

Investigators will review surveillance videos from two on-board cameras and plan to inspect the bus next week. They are also looking into the driver's medical history.

The bus veered off the road, jumped a curb and plowed into trees and a lamp post Thursday afternoon in Anaheim.

Anaheim police Lt. Bob Dunn says two students and the driver remain hospitalized but are expected to survive.

Three others with minor injuries have been released from the hospital and six more were treated at the scene.

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Earlier report

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say 11 elementary school students and their driver were injured in a school bus crash in Southern California.

Anaheim police Lt. Bob Dunn says three of the injured the driver and two of the children are in critical condition after the Thursday afternoon crash. The other nine students had minor injuries.

Television news reports show the Orange Unified School District bus tilted sideways and leaning against a tree on a roadside embankment next to Anaheim Hills Golf Course. Police say no other vehicles were involved in the crash.

The driver was trapped inside the bus, and firefighters removed him before he was taken to the hospital.

The California Highway Patrol will take over the investigation. There is no immediate word on the cause of the crash.

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