Melissa Gone Injured in Fresno School Bus Accident near Caruthers Elementary
Fresno, California (March 5, 2020) – A woman was hospitalized Tuesday afternoon after she was pinned between a car and school bus near Caruthers Elementary School, according to the California Highway Patrol.
At around 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, the CHP officers received a report about the accident in the parking lot islands near Caruthers Elementary School.
Authorities determined that Melissa Gone was attempting to help direct the school bus driver move through the parking lot islands when she was hit by the school bus.
Gone suffered minor non-life-threatening injuries and was airlifted to CRMC for treatment. She was later released from the hospital.
The bus was transporting the Strathmore High School softball teams to a game at Caruthers. No students on the bus were hurt in the accident.
The accident remains under investigation.
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