California bus crash leaves dozens injured, 2 critically

A shuttle bus overturned Sunday on a highway in Southern California’s San Bernardino Mountains, leaving two people critically injured, four with moderate injuries and 20 with minor injuries, authorities said.

The bus turned on its side across State Route 330 shortly after 2 p.m., San Bernardino County Fire Capt. Jeremy Kern said.

Two patients were airlifted to hospitals, and four more with moderate injuries were taken to hospitals in ground ambulances, Kern Said. Twenty people had minor injuries including scrapes and bruises and were examined at the scene. All the victims are expected to survive.

Text on the bus indicated it belongs to Llamada Final Ministries, a church in Downey, California. No one answered a phone call to the church, and no message could be left. Kern did not know who owned the bus or the purpose of the trip.

The highway was shut down for hours for a 16-mile stretch near Highland. The bus was lying on its right side diagonally across the road and blocking the entire highway.

The crash site is about 60 miles east of Los Angeles and about 20 miles from the site of a 2013 bus crash on another highway in the San Bernardino Mountains. Eight people were killed in that crash of a tour bus from Tijuana, Mexico.

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