San Diego-Area Casino Bus Accident Injures Several People

February 21, 2006

Several people were injured late Monday night when a shuttle bus transporting 15 passengers from the Barona Valley Ranch & Resort Casino crashed on State Route 67 outside the city of San Diego.

According to authorities on the scene, the bus driver lost control of the vehicle heading southbound on the road and it crashed into a guard rail and through the center divider into the northbound lanes of the highway. The bus ended up in a drainage ditch.

A teen driver heading northbound in a pickup truck reportedly swerved to avoid hitting the bus and her vehicle went down an embankment after contacting a sign. The teen was reportedly taken to a hospital with severe head trauma.

Authorities said the bus driver, along with several passengers were injured in the accident. A cause of the crash was not immediately available.

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