On December 2 there was an accident in Merced County on Highway 152 near Los Banos. The accident involved a high school basketball team from Fresno’s Hoover High School. According to reports the team was traveling in a Dodge Caravan driven by Michael McDonald when the van drifted off the right side of the road. The van hit a power pole, slid, turned over, and hit a guard rail. McDonald was not hurt, however two students in the van suffered injuries. One student suffered a possible broken femur and wrist and another student had head trauma. The other three students in the van simply suffered scrapes and bruises. No further information is available at this time.