NEW YORK — The city of Anaheim, California, has declared a public transportation service “rescue operation” after a bus driver was killed and three passengers were injured in an accident on Saturday.
The incident happened around 3:30 p.m. local time when the bus was returning to its normal route near the intersection of West Orange Avenue and West Orange Boulevard.
The bus driver, a 54-year-old male driver, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The bus was headed to the West Orange-North Hollywood area when it derailed and came to rest at the intersection, Anaheim Fire Department Chief Carlos Gomez said in a news conference.
The driver, who was pronounced deceased, had been driving a bus for the last 20 years, Gomez said.
The city is investigating the circumstances of the crash and has not released the driver’s name.
A passenger on the bus sustained minor injuries, but Gomez said they were not life-threatening.
The driver and passengers are being treated at a hospital.
Officials did not immediately release any details on the injured passengers.