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CHP says 8 students struck by truck should survive

CHP: Prognosis is good for 8 students struck in front of Hemet High, truck being inspected By The Associated Press

HEMET, Calif. (AP) ' California Highway Patrol officers say it appears all eight students injured when a pickup truck plowed into them in front of Hemet High School will survive.

The injury toll was reduced by one Thursday when CHP investigators determined no adult was hurt. CHP spokesman Darren Meyer tells the Riverside Press-Enterprise ( that reports of a 60-year-old woman being injured were unfounded.

Although three students were initially listed in critical condition, Meyer says each now has a good prognosis.

There were claims of mechanical trouble, so Meyer says the CHP's major accident investigation team will inspect the 1994 truck that struck a group of students in a crosswalk. An 18-year-old student was behind the wheel.

Investigators are also reviewing surveillance video from cameras in the area.

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