Nine children and one driver in another vehicle were hospitalized with minor injuries Wednesday morning after a Los Angeles Unified School District bus was involved in a crash on the edge of Inglewood.
The school bus and two other vehicles collided near the intersection of Manchester Avenue and South Van Ness Avenue just before 7:30 a.m., Los Angeles Police Department Officer Lizeth Lomeli said.
There were 58 passengers, mostly children, and one driver on the bus at the time of the crash, Los Angeles County Fire Department Capt. Brian Topar said.
Nine of those children, complaining mostly of bumps, bruises and emotional distress, were transported to local hospitals.
“All of the injuries are minor,” Topar said. The children ranged from 8 to 10 years old.
The drivers of the other vehicles involved in the crash brought the total number of patients to 59.
One of those drivers was also hospitalized with minor injuries, Topar said.
Aerial video from Sky5 showed a crowd of children standing on a nearby sidewalk as medical personnel evaluated the scene. Each child was individually assessed following the crash.
“We’re just very fortunate it was a minor accident,” Topar said.
It was unclear where the school bus was headed to at the time of the collision.
The cause of the crash is under investigation.
KTLA’s Matt Phillips contributed to this report.