8 Dead in California Tour Bus Crash
At least two dozen others hurt in 3-vehicle collision
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 4, 2013 1:14 AM CST
Investigators and body bags at the crash scene near Yucaipa, Calif.   (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

(Newser) – At least eight people were killed and another two dozen injured after a tour bus crashed on a mountain road around 80 miles east of Los Angeles, CBS reports. Authorities say the bus, which originated in Tijuana, Mexico, collided with a truck and a sedan on State Route 38, reports the Los Angeles Times. "The information that we have is that the bus' brakes failed," says a spokesman for the tour company. It took hours to extricate all the injured passengers, at least six of whom are in critical condition. "It's really a mess up there," says a state transportation spokeswoman. The crash comes on the heels of another one in Boston that injured at least 42 students.

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Feb 7, 2013 10:55 PM CST
There was a time when truck drivers and bus drivers had to have certification and experience to drive their vehicles. Today with decontrol anyone who can walk gets hired.
Feb 4, 2013 7:41 AM CST
A tour bus from Tijuana to Los Angeles? That's one hell of a tour! And what kind of a tour takes place 80 miles east of Los Angeles? Wouldn't the tourists want to see LA itself? Buses in Mexico are notorious for the lack of maintenance and degrees of disrepair. This bus had to have a bunch if illegals unless subsequent info can prove otherwise.
Feb 4, 2013 6:30 AM CST
If our government won't stop the illegals, nature will.