More than two dozen people were injured after a casino shuttle bus carrying 32 people crashed in the early morning hours into a barrier along Highway 10 in Los Angeles and tipped over, skidding to a stop. Twenty-five passengers were taken to nearby hospitals. Four were listed in serious condition, five were in fair condition, and the rest were listed in good condition, according to fire officials.
The bus was transporting people from the Pala Casino in San Diego County to Koreatown at about 4 a.m. on July 14 when it collided head-on with sand-filled buffers near the 110 Freeway interchange before crashing into a concrete bridge abutment, tipping onto its side, and skidding to a stop.
California Highway Patrol questioned the bus driver but did not arrest him. Officers say alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the accident, but they are investigating whether the driver or passengers were wearing seat belts.
The bus was a 2000 model Van Hool operated by QH Express, based in Rosemead, California in Los Angeles County.
This isn’t the first casino bus crash in California. In 2016, the situation was far more dire. In that accident, 13 people were killed when the shuttle bus they were traveling in from a casino near Salton Sea crashed before dawn near Palm Springs. That bus was operated by USA Holiday.
Source: LA Times