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Thursday, Nov 08 2012 04:53 PM

Field trip bus crashes


An adult and four children were evaluated for neck pain and other minor injuries after a bus carrying Bakersfield school children crashed in Pasadena during a field trip Thursday, according to the California Highway Patrol.

More than 100 students from the Panama-Buena Vista Union School District's Gifted and Talented Education, or GATE, program were on two charter buses bound for the Planes of Fame Air Museum in Chino about 10:30 a.m. Thursday when the first bus halted for stopped traffic on the 210 Freeway and was rear-ended by the second bus.

The second bus' windshield shattered on impact but there were no major injuries or fatalities, according to the California Highway Patrol's Altadena Office.

Some of the passengers on board were "jostled" and transported to a nearby hospital for evaluation as a precaution, said Gerrie Kincaid, PBVUSD deputy superintendent of educational services.

The remaining children returned to Bakersfield and were home by 3 p.m., Kincaid said. None of them ever made it to the museum.

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