INDIO ( — A big rig caught fire Wednesday on the 10 freeway east of Palm Springs after an accident with a bus full of cheerleaders from Arizona, causing heavy traffic for hours.

Forty girls with the California All Stars were heading home to Phoenix after participating in a gym camp at UCLA.

cheergirls Big Rig Bursts Into Flames After Slamming Into Bus Full Of Cheerleaders

Video shows the back of the tour bus smashed in. The cheerleaders’ coach said the big rig rear-ended the bus carrying the girls. The CHP is investigating the cause of the accident.

Three girls were taken to a hospital with minor injuries. The coach was working on getting the team back home safely.

According to the CHP, the big rig driver survived.



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