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Three hurt when Riverdale school bus, vehicle collide southwest of Fresno

Three people were hurt Monday when a school bus from Riverdale collided with a vehicle southwest of Fresno, the California Highway Patrol said.

The crash was reported about 1:45 p.m. at Brawley and California avenues. Both drivers and one of the students on board the bus were reported injured, the CHP said.

CHP Officer Israel Rios said the school bus driver was northbound on South Brawley Avenue and failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection with California Avenue. The bus was hit by a vehicle traveling west on West California Avenue.

The school bus was transporting students from the Fipps Primary School, a special needs school for the deaf in Riverdale, the CHP said.

The crash injured both drivers and one of two pupils on board the bus in southwest Fresno, Rios said.

Both drivers, a 30-year-old woman driving the bus, and the 50-year-old driver of the other vehicle, received mild to moderate injuries and were transported to Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno. The two pupils on board, a 3-year-old boy and a 5-year-old girl, were transported to Community Regional Medical Center as a precaution.

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