A tragic accident occurred in La Puente, California on Monday afternoon when an elderly woman was struck by a school bus at an intersection. The incident took place around 2:20 p.m., as reported by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
Firefighters were dispatched to respond the scene after they received reports of the collision. Upon arrival, they discovered the woman who had been hit by the school bus.
Upon their arrival, the exact circumstances of the accident remained unclear. However, upon further investigation, deputies stated that the woman was not utilizing the crosswalk as she crossed the street. As a result, she was struck near the intersection of Hacienda Boulevard and Fairgrove Avenue.
Tragically, the elderly woman was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. At the time of the collision, children were confirmed to be on board the school bus. Fortunately, no other injuries were reported.
The California Highway Patrol has taken over the investigation from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. This is because the bus involved in the accident was carrying students.
Further details and the identity of the woman have not been officially released.