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Monday, February 21, 2011

SBC: MCI / Fire Dept. Vehicle Versus School Bus - 1 fatality - 24 injured

Reports of a Fire Dept. Command Vehicle Has Collided With A School Bus @ approx Just After 1 P.M. Today
 The school bus slid over the side of Highway 189 near Twin Peaks today after it collided with a San Bernardino County Fire Department vehicle and a power pole.
  Fire officials said as many as 25 children were aboard the bus at the time of the noon crash, said Cal Fire spokesman Bill Peters.
  The crash was reported on the 189 at Lake Gregory Drive. The bus fell about 20 feet over the side of the road.
 According to California Highway Patrol reports, officers requested multiple ambulances, but it was unknown how many students were injured.
  Dispatch reports indicated at least 10 people were pinned under seats following the collision.
Crestline Bus Crash Updates: 
1410hrs - School Bus Crash Update: per CalFire, One fatality and 24 parties injured. SR-189 is still closed between Strawberry Peak & Pinecrest Rd1340hrs -  Units on scene report two confirmed fatalities.
1330hrs - Rescue hampered by downed power lines. Fire Dept veh. also involved in crash.
1230hrs -  Highway is closed, and Power lines are down. Highway 189 near Lake Gregory Drive, southwest of Lake Gregory in Crestline. Children reportedly were trying to get out of the bus.
11:51hrs - Bus down a cliff. 15-20 teens trapped.
Location: San Bernardino Mountains: Arrowhead / SR-189 north of LAKE GREGORY DR.

More Sources: 
ROTW: http://rimoftheworld.net/
SBSUN: http://www.sbsun.com/breakingnews/ci_17443046?source=rss
PE.Com: http://blogs.pe.com/news/digest/2011/02/crestline-school-bus-fire-chie.html

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