SAN LEANDRO -- Two special needs students suffered minor injuries Tuesday morning in a school bus crash in unincorporated Alameda County, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The crash was reported about 8 a.m., at East 14th Street and 165th Avenue, where officers found that one of the vehicles was a small school bus with students on board, Officer Scott Cakebread said.
The bus was reportedly heading to Baldwin Academy when it was rear-ended by a white Toyota Camry at a stoplight, said Winnie Woodworth, training department supervisor for Durham School Services, a private bus company that works with the school. A gold Toyota Camry approaching the light then ran into the back of the other motorist's vehicle, smashing the white Camry into the bus.
Two of the students were taken to the hospital with minor injuries, Woodworth said. The driver of one of the cars was also taken to the hospital, with injuries that were not immediately known.
The bus was carrying special needs teens between the ages of 16 and 18 at the time of the crash, Woodworth said.
It wasn't known how many students were on the bus, which can carry a total of 18 and is furnished with a seat belt for each passenger.
The left lane of the road was blocked, Cakebread said. Check back for updates.
Staff photographer Laura Oda contributed to this report.