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Monday, December 23, 2013

Sixth Casino Tour Bus Crash in Four Months Injures 13. Should Safety Inspections Be moved UP?

A tour bus heading back from a Southern California Indian casino crashed on a freeway east of Los Angeles early Monday, injuring 13 people, authorities said.
The bus went off the shoulder of an Interstate 10 off-ramp in Baldwin Park shortly after 4:30 a.m., California Highway Patrol Officer Christian Cracraft 
"The bus tried to get on the ramp to exit, but he come too fast. He can't control the bus," passenger Eduardo Magana told KCBS-TV.
Eleven people received minor injuries and two received moderate injuries, the station reported, citing the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
Nearly 40 people were on board the bus, which was returning from the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio. They were briefly trapped by a blocked door before rescuers freed them.
There were two crashes last week with 50 injuries between them.  Buses from Valley View Casino and from Pala Casino overturned.

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