Heart Attack Blamed For California School Bus Accident
Posted on Apr 18, 2011
A woman is on life support after a heart attack caused her to crash into a Concord, California school bus. Fortunately, no one else was injured.
The California bus accident occurred at 7:55 a.m. on Monday, April 18. The Mt. Diablo Unified School District bus was traveling east and was stopped at the stoplight at Cowell Road and Babel when a Volvo sedan traveling west on Cowell Road went through the stoplight.
The Volvo sideswiped another vehicle travelling in the same direction and the hit the bus head-on and stopped. When emergency personnel arrived, the driver of the Volvo was unconscious. The 59-year-old Pittsburg woman was taken to the hospital where doctors confirmed a "cardiac event". The woman has been placed on life support.
No one on the school bus was injured.
Other victims of California school bus accidents have not been so lucky. On April 12, three teenagers sustained injuries when a Sacramento school bus collided with another vehicle at an intersection. The week before, six teens were injured when their bus was rear-ended at a stop sign by a driver under the influence of narcotics.