WATTS (CBSLA.com) — Police are searching for a hit-and-run driver that may have caused a car to crash into a school bus Thursday morning in Watts, critically injuring at least one person.

The crash was first reported at about 7:14 a.m. at 103rd and Compton Avenue in Watts, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. Mother Tasha Shelton said her 12-year-old daughter was on the bus, which was making a stop at Markham Middle School, with five other students who were on their way to Stephen White Middle School.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

At least one person was trapped in the car and had to be extricated by firefighters. A second person in the car was also taken to the hospital.

Nelson Godoy said the two people in the car, a black Mitsubishi, were his daughters and that his 23-year-old was driving when her car was rear-ended, causing the car to spin three times and hit the bus. The driver was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

No children on the bus were seriously injured, but a 12-year-old girl was taken to a hospital with minor injuries.


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