Teens Injured in Bus Accident at Hwy 99 in Merced, CA

March 4, 2023
Victim's Name(s)
Type of Accident
Commercial Bus
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

Hwy 99, Merced, California, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
California Highway Patrol
Vehicles Involved
Hwy 99
Injuries Sustained

Various injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Bus lost control and overturned, possibly due to mechanical issues

What Happened

California Highway Patrol officials are investigating a crash that injured a teen at Hwy 99 in Merced, CA on March 4th, 2023. Police say the incident happened around 2 p.m. According to investigators, a bus with 16 teens en route to a quinceañera lost control and overturned for unclear reasons. Police say the driver alleged the bus had mechanical issues. An undisclosed number of teens were taken to an area hospital with undisclosed injuries. The injuries are believed to be non-life-threatening. Alcohol and drugs are said to not be factors in the crash. Additional information was not available.

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