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Dozens Of Children Injured In Sacramento County School Bus Crash

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SACRAMENTO COUNTY (CBS13) — Metro Fire crews are at the scene of a school bus accident that has injured over two dozen children.

Officials say that 26 people on board the bus are complaining of injuries. Of the 26, 15 have been or will be taken to the hospital. Authorities have said that the injuries look to be minor.

The incident happened near Greenback Lane and Mariposa Avenue, a Metro Fire official says. Metro Fire officials say that the bus was coming from Arlington Heights School in Citrus Heights and was heading to San Juan High School for a nutrition festival when it was rear-ended.

A total of 62 kids with five adults were on the bus when it was involved in the low-speed accident, the official says.

“We were sitting at the red light and he was waiting to make a right hand turn and when the light turned green we felt the impact,” said Patricia Fields, who was a chaperone on the bus. “She said sorry I hit the accelerator instead of the brake.”

The words bus and crash send parents to think the worst.

“I was like, oh Lord, oh my God,” said Debra Williams. “I got a little nervous, a little shaken up.”

The California Highway Patrol says it doesn’t appear alcohol or drugs were a factor in the crash.

More information to come. Stick with CBS13 for updates. 

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