CHP: School bus driver was distracted by kids right before crash

Posted at 11:40 PM, Nov 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-09 09:40:47-05

CORONADO, Calif. -- A distracted school bus driver is being blamed for a chain-reaction crash that injured students on their way home.

According to the CHP, just before 2 p.m. Wednesday, a bus carrying about 50 Coronado Middle School students rear-ended a truck that was stopped at a light, which hit another truck.

Afterwards, Coronado's police chief and other officers handed out water because the bus was stuffy.

There were no serious injuries, but six or seven students did complain of some pain.  It's unclear how many were taken to the hospital.

The CHP says the preliminary cause is unsafe speed. The driver - in his sixties - claims he was distracted by something going on with the students.

10News reached out to the school district to find out if the driver will face a suspension, but have yet to hear back.