Deadly bus crash leaves eight dead in California
Adam Housley reports from California
- Duration 3:54
- Date Feb 4, 2013
Adam Housley reports from California
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There are searching for clues right now -- a deadly bus crash over the weekend at least.
Eight people were killed dozens more injured.
When the -- lost control on a mountain road east of Los Angeles Police say slammed into the back of a car than it flipped over and then it crashed.
Into what truck towing a trailer.
Adam Housley is live in Los Angeles so Adam what more do we know about this.
-- -- this sums up here in the West Coast of course now organ is seen -- -- the scene from the -- affecting about those live aerials of state route 38.
A which leads from big bear actually down through the -- and empire.
One of the arteries up towards a ski resorts are you can see the bus there it's -- there's debris all over the roadway the roadways shut down in both directions were told that.
Right now eight people died they expect that number to go up to potentially as high as ten.
The California Highway Patrol which is in charge of this scene says investigators are still.
Going through the -- you can see there on the ground and also gonna go into the bus they believe -- a couple more bodies that corner is there.
And you can see the debris stretches out -- significant time the accident happened last night around 630 local time.
-- eighty miles or so east of Los angles on state route 38 and goes to the San Bernardino national forest.
Again still shut down debris everywhere -- the bus was returning to T wanna.
When it came down the hill reports are rear ended a Saturn sedan and then hit a -- pick up the minute role.
The scene is horrible as you can see as the bus broke into pieces.
The passenger side of the policies is significantly damaged and and all the windows broken out and that's world a lot of the debris and -- was thrown from.
And then there were there were several persons that rejected as well and we believe that's were -- -- -- fatalities are fun.
And investigators are still on the scene expect to be their most of the days again you're seeing these live aerials from -- -- looking down on -- crash site very horrific scene last night even for several hours the other rescue attempts continued people trapped a lot of people were thrown out through the windows were told.
And there are still a number of people injured in various local -- And you -- seen what appeared to be investigators.
Sort of combing through.
The fields adjacent to the crash spot the is that the NTSB.
That's part of the investigation.
-- the NTSB is part of the investigation wanted to go teams were just coming out -- -- on site actually yet we do know of course they'll be a number different agencies there you can see is -- The cameras moves down the road -- all the different cars that are part of the investigation that are there everything from chp to local authorities as well.
Now we have some video -- show you too great to just came into us this video was right when the sun came up it shows the skid marks you see where they begin right there.
Amazing to see skid marks -- the bus came.
From the right -- obviously careened over it seems to go up the embankment comes back down and rolls kind of over into where the position it ended.
Are covering almost both rough parts of the roadway get a hit two different cars.
-- bus driver survived he told authorities.
He Los breaks -- the brakes were working now the chp does say they believe that speed appears to be a part of the scratch so while they haven't yet of course come to any conclusions and brakes could have been an issue.
They are saying that bus driver they believe was going too fast -- it came down this hillside.
The bus is -- operator by skip hottest -- -- Which is a company based in national city California.
They also there was a tour group that was running that is the part of -- -- called -- bus tours they actually ran actual -- the went to ski resort.
Again it was a day tour left Tijuana 5 AM in the morning when asked -- skiing was going back last night around 630 when this happened a horrible accident great right now -- -- dead.
They expect that number rise in a number still local hospitals -- Adam Housley with the latest Adam thanks.