A school bus carrying 11 middle school students crashed in Anaheim Hills on Thursday afternoon and multiple injuries were reported, including three patients who were hospitalized in critical condition.
Witnesses said they saw the bus going downhill at a high rate of speed without braking. The bus went airborne and hit a few trees before coming to a stop against a tall eucalyptus just after 3:30 p.m., according to a witness.
The crash involved an Orange Unified School District bus, according to Sgt. Bob Dunn with the Anaheim Police Department.
The incident occurred near the Anaheim Hills Golf Course, which is located in the 6500 block of Nohl Ranch Canyon Road (map).
Three patients were critically injured — two students and the bus driver, Dunn said in an interview at the scene. Three other students were hospitalized with minor injuries, he said.
The six additional students on the bus were with family members and were able to seek medical attention on their own, Dunn said.