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Two local students sustain non-life-threatening injuries in accident on bus bound for Humboldt

April 18th, 2014 · No Comments · News

Two students from Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) high schools sustained non-life-threatening injuries in an April 10 traffic accident involving a charter bus that was headed to Humboldt State University for a spring preview event. The accident occurred on Interstate 5 near Orland, Calif., at approximately 5:41pm when a FedEx truck collided with the bus.
The two students, both seniors, are Angelica Flores-Cruz, 17, of the California Academy of Mathematics and Science (located on the campus of Cal State Dominguez Hills in Carson), and Sineva Samantha Hosea, 18, of Polytechnic High School, according to LBUSD.
An online update from Humboldt State University also lists “Renaissance Arts Academy” and “Woodrow Wilson Senior High” among high schools with students involved in the crash. However, Humboldt State indicates that the Renaissance and Wilson listed on their website are schools outside of LBUSD.
“The Long Beach Unified School District extends its deepest sympathy to everyone involved in this tragedy,” states a press release issued by Chris Eftychiou, public information director for LBUSD.
The CHP has confirmed that there were 10 fatalities and more than 30 injuries. Injured students were taken to six hospitals in the area near the accident, according to Humboldt State.
“The Humboldt State community sends its deepest condolences to the friends and families of those affected,” states the update on the university’s website. “We are doing everything possible to provide support and assistance.”

Sources: LBUSD, Humboldt State

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