PALMDALE WOMAN KILLED IN CRASH INTO SCHOOL BUS AT INTERSECTION.Byline: Charles F. Bostwick Daily News Staff Writer
A motorist was killed Tuesday when she drove out of a side street into the path of a school bus traveling at 45 mph down 30th Street East, authorities said.
The school bus driver and the bus's sole passenger, a five-year-old boy on his way to kindergarten at Mesquite Mesquite, city, United States
Mesquite (məskēt`), city (1990 pop. 101,484), Dallas co., N Tex., a suburb of Dallas; inc. 1887. Manufacturing includes industrial power supplies, building materials, and medical equipment. School, escaped with very minor injuries, authorities said.
``He was more upset than anything,'' California Highway Patrol highway patrol
A state law enforcement organization whose police officers patrol the public highways. officer Charles Gilliland said of the boy. ``He probably had some bumps and bruises Bruises Definition
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The woman motorist was identified only as a Palmdale woman in her early 60s. Her name was not immediately released while officials tried to locate her family.
The intersection at 30th Street East and Avenue R-8 is a frequent scene of crashes caused by motorists who fail to stop for the two-way stop signs for Avenue R-8, or who pull out without seeing oncoming on·com·ing
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An approach; an advance. vehicles, a neighbor said.
``They have accidents here all the time,'' said Elias Rodriguez, whose home backs up to the corner. ``This is the second one in three weeks. I think in the past four months there have been at least four.''
The last fatal crash was about two years ago, he said.
Gilliland said the Palmdale School District The Palmdale School District is a school district that serves a major part of the city of Palmdale, California (USA).
The Palmdale School District was first formed in 1888. Approximately 28,000 students are enrolled in the Palmdale School District. bus, operated by the Durham Transportation Inc., was driving south at 45 mph in a 50 mph zone on four-lane 30th Street East when the late-model Buick sedan Sedan (sədäN`), town (1990 pop. 22,407), Ardennes dept., NE France, on the Meuse River. A noted textile center since the 16th cent., Sedan also has metal and brewing industries. The town became part of French crown lands in 1642. drove in front of it from Avenue R-8.
Witnesses said the westbound Buick was traveling about 30 mph when it entered the intersection, Gilliland said. He said there was no evidence whether its driver failed to stop for the stop sign for Avenue R-8, or whether she stopped but pulled out without seeing the bus.
The bus hit the Buick's front right fender, spinning the car halfway around, then jumped the curb and scraped against a backyard block wall.
Bus driver Mary Campbell
Mary Campbell (1748-1801) was an American colonial settler, taken captive by Native Americans during the French and Indian , 30, of Lancaster said she didn't know if applied the brakes before the crash, Gilliland said.
``All she knows is (the car) appeared there and then she hit the wall,'' Gilliland said.
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[Listed in CACM 2(5):16 (May 1959)]. and AV--color in AV only) A Calipfornia Highway Patrol officer works at the scene of Tuesday morning's fatal crash in Palmdale.
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