Skip to comments.Exclusive: Boy Atop Double-Decker Starline Bus Slams Into Concrete Overpass On 405 Freeway
Posted on 07/12/2014 12:12:12 PM PDT by BenLurkin
INGLEWOOD (CBSLA.com) A boy atop a double-decker bus suffered major injuries Thursday when he slammed into a concrete overpass on the southbound 405 Freeway.
The bus was carrying minors and chaperones under the Arbor Vitae Street overpass in Inglewood just before 8 p.m. when the boy was struck on the head, California Highway Patrol Sgt. Todd Powers said.
The boy was taken to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Harbor City, where hes listed in critical condition.
CHP would only say he was under 18 years old and lives in Manhattan Beach.
Investigators are trying to figure out if one of the passengers on the upper level stood up.
The bus is owned and operated by Starline Tours but was being chartered for a private party that included minors.
Starline says alcohol is never served on its buses.
The company wouldnt say where the bus was headed to protect the victims privacy.
Despite the accident, tourists on Friday told CBS2/KCAL9′s Jeff Nguyen theyre not afraid on riding on double-deckers.
I know that I have to be responsible to myself. I dont worry, Starline Tours rider Riva Moscoivth said.
Star line Tours delivers
You’ll be seeing stars, alright!
“So thank you for riding. And remember, no standing on the top deck. And for you really tall people, skooch down in your seat a bit and pay attention to the bridges so you don't get your head bashed in. Other than that, relax and enjoy the scenery!”
I'm guessing the kid did climbed up on something and goofing off as kids tend to do. I hope he recovers.
> A boy atop a double-decker bus suffered major injuries
> Thursday when he slammed into a concrete overpass
This probably wasn’t the Advanced Placement class.
Paging Professor Darwin, Professor Darwin please pick up the white courtesy phone...
Before the aftermarket chicken-wire kit.
A drunken illegal alien once smashed his car into mine while it was parked on Arbor Vitae. Had I not left the car a minute earlier, I probably would not be writing this.
Did he “SLAM”? or did the bus he was riding in, “SLAM”? Yea, I thought so.
That there photo reminds me of Obama’s Border Disaster. The bus that tipped over in Mexico this week before they could be illegally dumped on our doorstep.
“From the headlines I thought he was on top of the bus.”
So did I.
Note that the bus was on a charter run. Quite possible that the route was not well-mapped, or maybe the driver went off-route - clearance wasn’t there - maybe construction forms, and that was that.