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School Bus Collision Causes Minor to Moderate Injuries in Yosemite National Park

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Date: May 8, 2008

Two school busses headed toward Yosemite Valley from the Yellow Middle School in Newman, California collided today in a rear end collision. The collision occurred at about 10:55 am approximately 1 mile north of the Big Oak Flat/El Portal Road intersection along the Big Oak Flat Road. 40 children total were on board the two busses. Injuries are reported as being minor to moderate.

Children are being transported by ground ambulance to John C. Fremont Hospital in Mariposa, California. The cause of the collision is under investigation.

Did You Know?

Nevada and Vernal Falls

In Yosemite Valley, dropping over 594-foot Nevada Fall and then 317-foot Vernal Fall, the Merced River creates what is known as the “Giant Staircase.” Such exemplary stair-step river morphology is characterized by a large variability in river movement and flow, from quiet pools to the dramatic drops of the waterfalls themselves.