Newport Beach: UCI Bus Crash Injures Students & Professor

02.12.2020 | 9:53 PM | NEWPORT BEACH – A University of California, Irvine bus was t-boned by an SUV leaving students and a professor injured, Wednesday night.

Authorities responded to reports of a traffic collision involving a bus at the intersection of Irvine Avenue and Bristol Street South around 9:53 PM.

Units arriving on scene located a UCI-branded bus that had been struck by a white Chevrolet Suburban.

At least two students and one professor were aboard the bus at the time of the crash and were treated on scene for their injuries before being transported to an area hospital.

The driver of the SUV was also injured and transported to an area hospital while the bus driver was evaluated on scene but refused treatment.

Initial reports from the scene indicate the SUV ran a red light and t-boned the UCI bus causing both vehicles to careen into a guardrail.

The cause of the crash, including the potential role of drugs or alcohol, remains under investigation.

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