Tags: tour | bus | crash | rollover | california

Tour Bus Crash: Rollover in Southern California Injures 52 Riders

Image: Tour Bus Crash: Rollover in Southern California Injures 52 Riders

Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 06:35 PM

By Morgan Chilson

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
A tour bus crash injured more than 50 people in Southern California on Thursday as the bus rolled over carrying passengers on a casino gambling excursion.

Five people were flown by helicopter with serious injuries and another three needed emergency medical attention, according to The Associated Press. Fifty-two people, mostly older and non-English speaking, were injured in total, although most injuries were minor.

Urgent: Should Obamacare be Repealed? Vote Here Now

The accident is under investigation and there’s no confirmed indication of the cause, but Patch.com reported that someone at the scene told KNX radio the driver over-corrected after attempting to change lanes. 

The AP said the bus rolled through a chain fence on Interstate 210 and came to rest on its side on a dirt hill. Rescue workers had to help some people out of the bus, and bystanders also stopped to help.

The bus came from Da Zhen Travel Agency in Monterey Park, Calif., and was going to the San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino. U.S. Department of Transportation records showed the company had a “satisfactory” rating during a 2010 inspection, the AP said. A schedule indicated Da Zhen makes 14 trips daily to San Manuel from cities throughout L.A. County.

One commenter to the AP story on Yahoo, Sam, said: “All I wanna know is, what’s up with all the dang bus accidents lately. Seems like every week there’s a bus accident.”

Near Kansas City this week, a school bus rolled over and injured the drivier and 22 children, none critically, The Kansas City Star reported. The crash was attributed to the bus tires dropping off the pavement, and when the driver applied brakes and attempted to steer back on the road, the bus slid off the side and overturned, the paper said.

The Rockford Register Star reported that a woman who ran into a school bus, causing it to crash, was charged Wednesday with a DUI. Five students and the bus driver received minor injuries.

Latest: Do You Support Giving Illegals Citizenship? Vote Here Now

Related stories:

Genting Bus Crash Kills 37 in Malaysia's Deadliest Crash (Video)

Montenegro Bus Crash Kills 18 Romanian Tourists, Injures Dozens

8 Killed in Tour Bus Crash in California; Death Toll May Climb

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Send me more news as it happens.
 
 
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

Cambodia HIV Outbreak: 100-Plus People Diagnosed; Investigation Sought

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 18:50 PM

More than 100 HIV infections in a single Cambodian village have spurred the country's prime minister to ask for an inves . . .

Slender Man Case: Two Girls Competent to Stand Trial in Stabbing

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 18:26 PM

Two girls who allegedly stabbed a 12-year-old friend over the online game Slender Man are competent to stand trial for a . . .

Kate Upton Sexiest Woman Alive; Model Apologizes to Teen Brother

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 17:52 PM

Model Kate Upton was selected as People magazine's first Sexiest Woman Alive, a month after Chris Hemsworth received the . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved