School bus carrying 50 students involved in crash near Olde Highway 80

FLINN SPRINGS (KUSI) – Eight children suffered apparently superficial injuries Tuesday afternoon when a school bus made an abrupt stop near Flinn Springs County Park, authorities reported.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the accident in the 14800 block of Olde Highway 80 occurred shortly after 3:30 p.m.

Some of the roughly 50 youngsters aboard the bus reported hitting their heads as the vehicle lurched to a stop, the CHP reported. Medics took eight of the students to a hospital for precautionary exams and evaluated several others at the accident site.

The driver of the bus may have braked hard to avoid a collision, according to the CHP.

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