SUV Collides with Berkeley School Bus, Minor Injuries

By Riya Bhattacharjee
Friday September 01, 2006

A Mercedes Sport Utility Vehicle rammed into a Berkeley school bus stopped at a red light on Sacramento Street Wednesday afternoon. 

The bus was carrying 20 students home from Jefferson Elementary School when it was hit near the Ashby Avenue intersection at 2:05 p.m. None of the students was hurt except for one child who received a small bump on the head.  

Berkeley paramedics and police officers arrived at the site of the accident promptly, according to BUSD superintendent Michele Lawrence. 

The children were picked up by another bus and taken home. The occupants of the SUV were taken to the hospital. 

Lawrence said the children called the incident their “most exciting first day of school so far.”