DANA POINT, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say nine children have been hurt when their van crashed into a tree in a Southern California coastal city.
The Orange County Fire Authority says the van smashed into the tree Wednesday afternoon in Dana Point.
The injured children are between 9 and 12 years old. Five youngsters suffered traumatic injuries, and four had minor injuries.
The driver refused transport to a hospital.
The van appeared to be towing a trailer carrying surfboards.
There’s no immediate word where the van was headed or what caused the crash about 60 miles (97 kilometers) south of Los Angeles.
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