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Driver passes out at the wheel, crashes bus into tree in Spring Valley

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Posted at 4:57 PM, Dec 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-03 19:57:01-05

SPRING VALLEY, Calif. (KGTV) — The driver of a child care bus was hospitalized after passing out at the wheel, causing the vehicle to crash into a tree in Spring Valley Friday afternoon.

According to California Highway Patrol, the crash happened on the 9000 block of Cristobal Drive around 2:30 p.m.

Authorities said the driver of the KinderCare Learning Centers bus passed out at the wheel when the bus hit a Tacoma truck parked nearby before jumping a curb and hitting a tree.

According to officers, the tree stopped the bus from striking a home. The driver was taken to the hospital with unknown injuries. Two children aboard the bus at the time of the crash were uninjured.