California adults from Tomas Rivera Middle School injured after building car crash


Eight adults are injured after a passenger vehicle crashes into a building at Tomas Rivera Middle School.

Authorities say three of the injuries are moderate and five are minor. However, none are life-threatening.

No children were injured in the incident.

The crash happened around 1:14 p.m., according to Riverside County Sheriff’s Sgt. Edward Soto.

“The driver slammed into the building, injuring the victims,” ​​Soto told the City News Service. “We don’t know the circumstances, but the driver is cooperating with investigators.”

The driver is among the injured, but his name is unknown at this time.

Multiple emergency units were dispatched to the scene, finding the crashed sedan in one of the buildings on campus, which takes up almost an entire city block.

“Tomas Rivera Middle School has set up a shelter due to a traffic accident on campus,” the Val Verde Unified School District Police Department wrote on Twitter.

“Several employees were injured. No students were injured.”

The car is seen in the building after crashing into the school, injuring a total of eight adults on March 16, 2022.
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The sheltering order was eventually lifted, according to the authorities.

“Mental health therapists will be on campus tomorrow to assist students and staff as needed,” reads a public alert from Val Verde District Police Department.

“The administration of Tomas Rivera Middle School would like to thank the Val Verde District Police Department as well as our local partners, CHP, Riverside County Sheriff’s Department and CalFire for their quick response to this incident.”

The accident occurred around 1:14 p.m., the driver, unknown, being among the injured.
The accident occurred around 1:14 p.m., the driver, unknown, being among the injured.
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This story originally appeared on The Sun and has been reproduced here with permission.



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