Transit Bus Hit by Car in Highway 99 Crash at Gerber Road
TEHAMA COUNTY, Calif. (Jan. 9, 2020) —Ronnie Allemand, 66, of Red Bluff, was among six people injured in a crash between a transit bus and a car Tuesday morning on Highway 99 at Gerber Road.
The major-injury crash was reported at 7:51 a.m. to the California Highway Patrol.
The bus was struck by a 1990 Ford Mustang that was heading eastbound on Gerber Road when the driver allegedly pulled out into the path of the 2017 Ford E-450 TRAX (Tehama County) transit bus. The bus, driven by Steven Darrough, 68, of Red Bluff, was heading northbound on Highway 99 when it crashed into the side of the Mustang.
Upon impact, both the 17-year-old Los Molinos boy driving the Mustang and his 14-year-old passenger were ejected. Police say the boys were not wearing seatbelts.
Ronnie Allemand, 41, of Corning, Mary Ann Griffin, 74, of Corning, and Anthony Leon, 66, of Red Bluff, reportedly had minor to moderate injuries and were taken to Mercy Medical Center, along with the injured bus driver, Steven Darrough.
The Gerber boy was transported by ambulance to St. Elizabeth Community Hospital for treatment of major injuries. The Los Molinos teen was also critically injured and was taken to Mercy Medical Center.
The CHP is heading up an investigation into the crash to determine liability.
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