At Least 4 Dead in Calif. Bus Crash

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 28, 2009 10:22 PM CDT
A firefighter tends to a injured passenger.   (AP Photo/The Monterey County Herald, Vern Fisher)
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(Newser) – A bus carrying French tourists overturned in central California, killing at least four and injuring scores more, reports KSBW-TV. The bus was carrying about 50 tourists from San Francisco to Santa Maria when it flipped over and skidded into a guardrail near Soledad. The cause is unclear. "I personally have never seen anything this severe," said a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol.