Bus accident kills 1, injures 27
A shuttle bus heading to Lake Tahoe crashed on the main highway through Sierra Nevada in California Saturday morning, killing one and injuring 27.
The bus, from the mountain resort Resort at Squaw Creek, veered off the road, struck a guardrail and rolled several times before it came to a halt in a ditch along Interstate 80, California Highway Patrol Officer Steve Skeen told the Associated Press.
He also said about 3 people were thrown from the bus and one was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to USA Today, five people were in critical condition.
Kevin Romero, a spokesman for REMSA, Reno's ambulance service, told USA Today 27 people were taken to hospitals in Reno and Truckee.
Nicole Shearer, spokeswoman for Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno, told AP some of the most severly injured were taken to the hospital there, including two in critical condition, three in serious condition, one listed as fair and another whose condition was undetermined.
Company spokesman Les Pedersen told AP the bus was heading towards the resort in Lake Tahoe when the accident occurred.