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No injuries reported in truck vs. school bus collision

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Posted at 2:00 PM, Oct 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-29 18:31:07-04

A Chevy pickup truck and a school bus were involved in a minor collision in Santa Maria on Friday.

The crash happened around 12:32 p.m. near the intersection of Foster and Hillview Rds. in Santa Maria.

Kenny Klein, Public Information Officer with Santa Maria Joint Unified High School District, said that the bus was transporting about 36 students from Righetti High School to Guadalupe.

Klein says the damage to the bus was very minor. After the crash, the bus continued along its route.

CHP told KSBY the truck involved was a gray Chevy Silverado. Officials say the driver, age 16, was unlicensed, and the truck was towed from the scene of the crash.

At the time of the crash, the school bus was traveling west on Foster Rd. away from Righetti High School, officials say. The driver of the truck pulled in front of the bus to make a left turn from Hillview Rd. to Foster Rd.

The left rear panel of the truck hit the left front side of the bus, causing minor damage to the bus.

Officials say the investigation remains ongoing.