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2 Dozen Injured -- 4 Seriously -- In Shuttle Bus Rollover On Highway 330

SAN BERNARDINO ( — More than two dozen people have been hurt in a shuttle bus rollover crash on Highway 330, San Bernardino County fire officials reported Sunday.

The accident prompted officials to close 330 between Live Oak Drive and Highland Avenue.

There was no word yet on when the roadway would reopen.


CBS2's Jeff Ngyuen reported from the scene, an area with narrow winding roads on the side of a mountain.

Paramedics on scene told him that of the two dozen injuries at least four were "major." All of the injuries involved passengers on the bus. All are expected to live. The rest of the injuries were described as "minor."

All of the injured were transported to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, Nguyen reported.

Officials told him the crash and rollover occurred after the bus rear-ended a Nissan Sentra.

Both vehicles were going downhill at the time of the accident.

The bus belongs to Lamada Final Ministries, a church located in Downey. Nguyen called the phone number on the side of the bus but no one at the church answered.

People on the bus as well as people in the Sentra declined to talk to reporters.

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Investigators are trying to determine the official cause of the crash.

Police told Nguyen that neither driver appeared to be under the influence.

KCAL's Cristy Fajardo picked up the story nightside.

She reported from Lamada Final Ministies in Downey.

A large group of people gathered there to sing and to pray for their loved ones who were on the bus.

Congregants told her the bus was returning to Downey from a woman's retreat in the mountains.

As of 11 p.m. Sunday, Fajardo reported all but six of the congregants have left the hospital.

For traffic updates, tune in to KNX 1070 Newsradio.



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