At least 13 hurt in California school bus crash; children, driver taken to Anaheim area hospital

ANAHEIM, Calif. - Authorities say several children and their bus driver were injured in a school bus crash in Southern California.

The Anaheim Fire Department says at least 13 people, including some children, were taken to hospitals with varying degrees of injuries after the Thursday afternoon crash.

KABC-TV reported that the bus, from El Rancho Charter School in the Orange Unified School District, drove up an embankment and ended up tilted sideways against a tree.

There are no reports of any deaths.

"It came flying down the hill and went curb airborne and took out trees along the way," witness Andrea Shurtz told KABC-TV. "The kids are screaming for us. [We're] trying to get them to jump out but the slope is so horrible and people just came running from everywhere."

The driver was trapped inside the bus and had to be cut from the wreckage.

CHP officers are still working to determine the cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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