According to news sources, about nine students sustained injuries on a school bus Monday in Lake Arrowhead when a radiator hose burst, spewing liquids and fumes into the passenger cabin area.
The bus, a 1994 Thomas bus, was traveling on Highway 18 when the accident took place, a California Highway Patrol official said. The school bus was reportedly heading towards Mary Putnam Henck Intermediate School when the incident took place.
The radiator hose reportedly began spewing hot liquids or some kind of hot anti-freeze, reportedly resulting in a few minor leg burns for a few students. Other students complained about having respiratory problems and were subsequently transported to an area hospital.
The CHP is currently investigating the cause behind the mechanical failure that resulted in the radiator hose bursting.
As a San Jose personal injury attorney, I wish that all those injured in this accident a complete and speedy recovery. I encourage drivers to pay attention to the road at all times. If you or someone you care about has been injured in a car related accident and believe the conditions that caused it were the fault of another party, I encourage you to contact a car accident lawyer to help you proceed legally.