SAN JOSE -- A school bus collided with a pickup truck making a turn Thursday afternoon, sending the truck careening into an SUV and three students to the hospital with complaints of neck and back pain, according to the California Highway Patrol.

According to CHP Sgt. Richard Shaw, the bus was headed west on East Julian Street approaching N. 28th Street just after 4 p.m. when the truck made a left turn in front of the bus.

"Either the bus failed to yield the right-of-way or the truck violated the bus' right-of-way," Shaw said. "The front right of the bus hit the right rear of the pickup, which went out of control and hit a blue Ford Expedition."

The students, believed to be from nearby San Jose High School, were not seriously injured and taken to a nearby hospital as a precaution. Shaw said they are all 17 years old.

Shaw said initial reports that 48 students were in the bus were not correct, and that it actually contained a dozen kids.

He said all three drivers remained at the scene and did not expect any criminal charges to be filed.

"Someone made a bad left turn or someone failed to yield," he said.

Contact Eric Kurhi at 408-920-5852. Follow him at Twitter.com/erickurhi.



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