Tour Buses Collide, Injure 105 People

One tour bus rear-ended another on a California interstate Sunday, injuring 105 people, some critically, authorities said.


BAKER, Calif. (AP) -- One tour bus rear-ended another on a California interstate Sunday, injuring 105 people, some critically, authorities said.

The crash happened about 3:20 p.m. on southbound Interstate 15, a main artery from Las Vegas into California, shutting down southbound lanes and slowing northbound traffic.

California Highway Patrol Officer Adam Cortinas estimated the buses were traveling about 55 mph through an area undergoing road construction when one bus rear-ended the other. The speed limit in the area is 70 mph.

Injuries ranged from minor to critical and passengers were being taken to nearby hospitals, Cortinas said.

He said buses were arriving from Clark County, Nev. and helicopters were flying from Fort Irwin to help ambulances and medical helicopters transport the injured.

It was not immediately clear what caused the crash, Cortinas said.