IE News: Bus Crash Injures 21

Staff Reports

HighlandOn Sunday, May 22, 22 people including the driver were on board a shuttle bus that was involved in a crash on High way 330 in Highland, according to the California Highway Patrol.

This shuttle bus was driving southbound on Highway 330 following a white Nissan versa, in which the bus rear-ended the vehicle, causing the shuttle bus to overturn. Apparently, this shuttle bus was one of many that were transporting women from Iglesia De Cristo Ministerios Llamada Final Church back home in Downey from a weekend women’s retreat in the Big Bear area.

According to CHP, of the 22 people inside the shuttle bus, 21 were treated for injuries and 4 were in critical condition without life threatening injuries. No reports of injury to the Nissan versa driver have been made thus far. The women have been transported to local hospitals, including St Bernardine Medical Center and Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, to be treated for injuries.

Until the area was further investigated and cleaned up, the roads were briefly closed at Live Oak and Highland Ave on Highway 330. No details at this time have been released as to what exactly caused the shuttle bus to overturn. There is speculation that either the breaks weren’t working properly or speed was possibly a factor, but again nothing released as to the exact cause.