A Rancho Peñasquitos school bus driver was injured after a series of collisions ending with the bus he was driving crashing into a home, according to news reports.
The bus was pulling into an area elementary school around 1:30 p.m. when it hit an unoccupied parked car. The bus then went over an embankment, struck a tree then traveled back into the roadway where it collided with an occupied van, finally crashing into the garage door of a home, say police.
Witnesses report that the driver seemed to make a quick turn to avoid the first car, then, after sideswiping the vehicle, appeared to overcorrect while accelerating.
No children were onboard the bus at the time of the accident. The van was occupied by a woman and her 4-year-old daughter.
Rescue crews reported to the scene, and the 63-year-old driver, who complained of back pain, was transported to a local hospital.
The woman in the van, who complained of pain, and her daughter were assessed and determined to be uninjured, said to a San Diego Fire-Rescue Department spokesman.
Authorities report that there were no occupants in the home, which sustained minor damage to the garage, but suffered no structural damage.
As a San Diego personal injury attorney, I am relived that the mother and daughter were reported unharmed, and I wish the driver a quick recovery.
If you or a loved one is injured through no fault of your own, be sure to contact a personal injury lawyer to help you get the support you deserve during your time of need.