Two Dead After Church Bus Falls Over Side of California Highway
Published February 21, 2011
Feb. 21: An injured victim from a school bus accident is loaded into the back of an ambulance.
At least two people are dead after a church group’s bus with up to 25 children aboard slid over the side of a highway in a Southern California ski area after colliding with a county fire vehicle, according to the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Office.
Another 15 to 20 people remain trapped after the bus went down the cliff.
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection spokesman Bill Peters tells the San Bernardino Sun that the accident occurred Monday afternoon near the town of Twin Peaks.
He says the bus fell about 20 feet over the side of the road after it collided with a San Bernardino County Fire Department vehicle and a power pole.
The bus bore the name Light of Love Mission Church, which is in Pasadena, MyFoxLA.com reported.
State fire officials did not return a call from The Associated Press seeking additional details.
The accident occurred in a mountainous part of the county popular with skiers about 70 miles east of Los Angeles.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
View All Comments