A tour bus travelling on California Route 38 from the Big Bear area was involved in a major crash on the night of February 3, leading to the deaths of eight people and injuring more than 30 others. As reported by The Los Angeles Times, the bus apparently lost control while heading down a narrow mountain road.
Investigating officials from the California Highway Patrol (CHP) have revealed that the bus had originally come from Tijuana and was headed back to the area when the crash occurred. After losing control, the bus rolled over at least once and hit a truck and a sedan. In total, there were 38 passengers onboard the bus at the time of the fatal crash.
The rollover crash caused multiple passengers to be ejected from the bus and trapped others inside the wrecked bus for hours. It is believed that all of the deceased victims came from the bus. Investigation has revealed that the bus had been cited repeatedly during the last several months due to poor maintenance, including a faulty axle and brakes and problems with its wheel fasteners.
Statements from passengers and the bus driver said that the vehicle was experiencing mechanical problems when the accident occurred. The bus is from Scapadas Magica from National City and the trip was organized by InterBus Tours.
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