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Two Men Steal Taco Truck & Collide with Bus

Jonathan Hernandez7 months ago

A stolen taco truck collides with a school bus and results in an officer-involved shooting.

Details about the Accident in San Bernardino

The San Bernardino Sun is reporting that a stolen taco truck that was fleeing from the police supposedly hit a school bus and a propane truck and led to an officer-involved shooting which forced the shutdown of Mill and I streets on Monday morning.

According to a witness, the police fired upon two men in the taco truck after the truck hit a school bus and knocked over a traffic light.

One of the witnesses pulled out of the way to avoid the accident and said he saw about two shots that were fired. The witness also said that he didn’t think any of the children in the bus were injured, but did believe the men in the truck were hurt.

According to police, the taco truck was stolen at about 8:40 a.m. from the Amapola Restaurant’s corporate office at Base Line and Mount Vernon Avenue. Police then saw the truck near Base Line when it got onto 215 Freeway southbound.

Police further stated that the truck hit other vehicles while it was on the freeway, but there didn’t appear to be any serious injuries involved in those accidents. After the taco truck exited the freeway, it attempted to make a left turn onto Mill Street, where it ran into traffic.

There were more than 40 students from Richardson Prep Hi Middle School on the bus at the time of the accident, but none of them were injured, including the driver of the bus.

Other buses from the district were called in to transport the students after the accident.

The two men who stole the bus, who were later identified as 20-year-old Sean Fowler and 22-year-old Daiquon Horne, both from San Bernardino, were taken to the hospital with unknown injuries. Neither of the men were hit in the officer-involved shooting.

Important Information about Stolen Vehicles

According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI):

  • In the United States in 2012, there were about 721,053 motor vehicle thefts.
  • Auto thefts costs the nation more than $4.3 billion.
  • 73.9 percent of all vehicles that were stolen in 2012 were passenger vehicles. 

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