A Greyhound bus rolled onto its side during a rainy Tuesday morning commute in Northern California, killing two women and sending at least eight others to the hospital, authorities said. Several victims suffered minor injuries and were treated at the scene in San Jose or were ferried to a hospital in a local commuter bus to be checked out by medical personnel for bruises and cuts. One person suffered major injuries and three others were being treated for moderate injuries, the California Highway Patrol said. The Greyhound bus carrying 20 passengers and the driver rolled onto the center divider of Highway 101, a major commuting thoroughfare, while heading north around 6:40am, said Lanesha Gipson, a Greyhound spokeswoman.
The vehicle left Los Angeles at 11:30pm Monday with stops planned in San Jose, San Francisco, and Oakland, Gipson said. The driver, who was one of those sent to the hospital, began his shift in LA, and the company requires operators to rest nine hours between trips, she said. The accident is under investigation. The National Safety Transportation Board is sending a team of investigators, agency spokesman Eric Weiss said. "We still don't know what caused the accident," CHP Officer Chris Miceli said.