Merced School Bus Accident

2/29/2008 Fresno Traffic was backed up for miles after a school bus drove off an embankment on southbound Highway 99 near Franklin Road.

The Highway Patrol says the driver hit his brakes and swerved to avoid hitting other cars that stopped suddenly. The bus ended up just short of the nearby railroad tracks.

Officers said no children were on the Merced Unified Bus at the time, and no one was injured.

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