1 Critically Injured in School Bus Crash in Lancaster

One person was critically injured and several others suffered minor injuries when a school bus and another car crashed in Lancaster, authorities said.

The crash occurred at 20th Street East and Lancaster Boulevard in Lancaster around 7:17 a.m., according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. The bus slid across the intersection and came to a stop when it hit a light pole.

The driver of the Cadillac involved in the crash was critically injured and was taken to a hospital, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The Los Angeles County Fire Department said they had transported one person in critical condition, but could not confirm if that person was the driver of the Cadillac.

CHP said eight students, two adult advisers and the driver were on the bus when it crashed. The students suffered minor injuries, and five were taken to the hopsital. The driver of the bus and both adult advisers were transported also.

A representative for the Antelope Valley School District said the bus is fairly new, and is equipped with seat belts.

CHP was investigating the cause of the crash Tuesday.

Initially the Los Angeles County Fire Department told NBC4 that two people, including one student, had been transported in critical condition. Later Tuesday morning, however, they said they had only transported one person in critical condition.

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