At least one person was hospitalized after a school bus collided with a cargo van on Highway 17 Monday evening.
According to CHP officials, a bus from Monte Vista Christian high school driving on southbound Highway 17 crashed into a Penske moving van near the La Madrona Drive off-ramp just before 5 p.m.
At the time of the accident, the bus was empty except for the driver, who experienced minor injuries, but CHP reported serious injuries to the van's driver, who was reported to be a 28-year-old Oakland man.
One lane of southbound Highway 17 was closed before Mt. Hermon Rd. while CHP investigated the scene of accident. It was reopened after 6:30 p.m.
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