A tour bus crash injured dozens of people when a charter bus heading to casino with a load of older adults apparently failed to merge correctly and overturned into a ditch, UPI reported Aug. 22.
The tour bus crashed occurred when a group of adults ranging in age from 60 to 80 were headed to the San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino on Thursday morning. At least one witness said that the bus was trying to merge but swerved and overcorrected, crashing on the eastbound 210 freeway in Irwindale, located in southern California.
But the California Highway Patrol said that it’s too soon to determine what caused the tour bus crash.
According to NBC Los Angeles, the tour bus actually rolled over, winding up in a ditch. Fifty-five people were injured in the tour bus crash. Of those, 52 were passengers of the charter bus and the other three were from vehicles involved in the collision.
Most of the injuries were minor, with only a few severe injuries despite the rollover bus crash.
The tour bus involved in the crash was operated by Da Zhen, a Chinese tour bus company that frequently offers day trips to casinos in California and Las Vegas.
The CHP continues to investigate the tour bus crash, which had traffic backed up for miles on the busy freeway.