Charter Bus Crashes in California

A number of people were injured when a charter bus crashed on a Los Angeles County (CA) highway Thursday morning.

CNN reported (http://bit.ly/17NK4D6) that traffic on eastbound Interstate 210 was stopped while medical helicopters landed on the highway to transport victims and emergency responders tended to the injured.

The local CBS affiliate (http://cbsloc.al/1f5naJX) reported approximately 50 people had been hurt. The bus reportedly overturned after colldiing with a big rig.

The Los Angeles County Fire Department assessed at least 30 people at the scene of the crash, which took place just after 10 a.m. Cantonese and Mandarin translators were required to help communicate on the scene.

For more on response to bus crashes and related incidents, consider MULTIPLE CASUALTY INCIDENT MANAGEMENT, PART 1,
When and How to Use a Tourniquet, First On Scene at the Mass Casualty Incident , and MULTIPLE CASUALTY INCIDENT MANAGEMENT, PART 2.

For a free online simulator to use for training in response to bus emergencies, consider Fire Engineering Simulation: Bus Accident Mass Casualty Incident (MCI).

 

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