Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Up to 50 hurt, at least nine dead after semi, tour bus collide; I-5 closed near Orland (CA)
Sacramento Bee ^ | April 10, 2014

Posted on 04/10/2014 7:55:43 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

A semi truck reportedly crossed the center divide and crashed into a tour bus, causing a fire, injuring up to 50 people, killing at least nine people and leading to the closure of all lanes of Interstate 5 lanes near Orland this evening.

(Excerpt) Read more at sacbee.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS:
Hoover said the semi, a Fed Ex truck, was driving southbound when it crossed into oncoming traffic and hit the bus, which was carrying 46 people, mostly Los Angeles area high school students, to visit California State University, Humboldt.

The bus immediately burst into flames, Hoover said.

1 posted on 04/10/2014 7:55:43 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Oldeconomybuyer

Horrible..prayers for the families of those killed. Would like to know the high schools that the students came from since I live in SoCal


2 posted on 04/10/2014 7:57:54 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: All

Dispatchers said that Mercy’s helipad was busy with an influx from the crash.

One young woman, 18, who had been in the back seat of the bus was taken to Shasta Regional Medical Center after the “rather traumatic” crash with cuts and back pain, paramedics said.

Humboldt State University said in a written statement that the students were en route for the school’s Spring Preview Day scheduled for April 12.


3 posted on 04/10/2014 7:59:59 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Oldeconomybuyer

oh...how awful. I just looked at the pictures of the bus and it was worse than I imagined.


4 posted on 04/10/2014 8:04:34 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sarah Barracuda

One person said it was a group of students from various LA Unified high schools. As an alumni of a LA Unified high School (Manual Arts) ...I would also like to know,


5 posted on 04/10/2014 8:06:30 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: All

The California Highway Patrol told Redding, Calif., NBC station KNVN-TV that there were nine fatalities and 35 hurt. Our Los Angeles sister station KNBC says the bus was carrying high school students from the Los Angeles area on a college visit to Humboldt State University.

The bus belonged to Silverado Stages, a tour bus company based out of San Luis Obispo, Calif.

The group was heading to the university’s April 12 Spring Preview Day, Humboldt State school officials said in a statement.

It was not immediately clear if any of the high school students were victims in the crash.


6 posted on 04/10/2014 8:08:54 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: All

At least 32 people have been taken to the hospital, according to the CHP. There were 46 people on board the bus.

The injured were taken to at least 7 hospitals in the area, authorities said.


7 posted on 04/10/2014 8:11:02 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: All

One family member told NBC4 Southern California the tour bus was filled with students from various schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District. Another parent said her daughter was a student at Norte Vista High School in Riverside.

It was not immediately clear if any of the students were victims in the crash.

Parents and family members of students who were on the bus may contact university police for more information at 707-826-5555.

Orland is about 480 miles north of Los Angeles, and 150 miles north of San Francisco.


8 posted on 04/10/2014 8:12:43 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Oldeconomybuyer

Did the bus driver fall asleep? Sometimes they do when they push too hard—drive just too long.


9 posted on 04/10/2014 8:13:54 PM PDT by cloudmountain
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BookmanTheJanitor

Thankfully I don’t know anyone who was interested in going to that particular college so they would not be on that bus(I graduated from Beverly Hills High School..couldn’t wait to leave..whole other story) such a horrible tragedy for these families..don’t know how many students have died but I doubt the person in the Altima survived


10 posted on 04/10/2014 8:13:59 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Oldeconomybuyer

How horrible. Praying now.


11 posted on 04/10/2014 8:14:49 PM PDT by keat
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BookmanTheJanitor

Some of the students are reportedly from R.F. Kennedy High School in Koreatown, an uncle of one of the students involved told Eyewitness News.


12 posted on 04/10/2014 8:20:11 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Oldeconomybuyer

It’s steep, narrow and only a K rail to separate directions in the stretch south of Lake Shasta. Wow.


13 posted on 04/10/2014 8:21:18 PM PDT by cicero2k
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cloudmountain

Could be. But it happened at 5:40 PM and was a FedEx truck. Their drivers have an impeccable safety record.


14 posted on 04/10/2014 8:23:05 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: cloudmountain

The pictures I’ve seen on breaking news make it clear the Fed Ex driver drove over the median striking the bus. It didn’t look like the bus driver had time to do anything. You have to wonder about a health problem in the Fed Ex driver. Horrible tragedy, our prayers for the passengers and their families and anyone else affected.


15 posted on 04/10/2014 8:23:14 PM PDT by JimSEA
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: cloudmountain

Did you read beyond the headline?


16 posted on 04/10/2014 8:23:58 PM PDT by Cold Heart
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: All

Some of the students are reportedly from R.F. Kennedy High School in Koreatown, an uncle of one of the students involved told Eyewitness News.


17 posted on 04/10/2014 8:26:15 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: All

This news link has more info./photos...looks like maybe the semi tractor caught fire 1st: http://www.redding.com/news/2014/apr/10/50-hurt-after-semi-tour-bus-collide-i-5-tehama-cou/


18 posted on 04/10/2014 8:28:11 PM PDT by Drago
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: JimSEA

BTTT.

Prayers up.


19 posted on 04/10/2014 8:39:58 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: Oldeconomybuyer

Oh this is awful! We are on the e-mail list for Humboldt State because I was looking into it for my daughter a few months ago. (She’s not doing these sorts of tours until next year, and won’t be going with a whole class when she does.) As late as yesterday, they were still sending us reminders about their program this weekend for visiting high school students, saying walk-ins would be welcome. Now they will have far fewer visitors than they were expecting.


20 posted on 04/10/2014 8:45:27 PM PDT by married21 ( As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Oldeconomybuyer

Tragic. Prayers up.


21 posted on 04/10/2014 8:49:10 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: All

AP reports drivers of bus and FedEx truck are both among the fatalities.


22 posted on 04/10/2014 8:58:57 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Oldeconomybuyer

So sad. In just a few seconds lives are forever changed.


23 posted on 04/10/2014 9:05:12 PM PDT by Kay
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BookmanTheJanitor

The kids were from Banning High School


24 posted on 04/10/2014 9:40:27 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: All

“The victims were teenage kids. A lot of them were freaked out. They were shocked. They still couldn’t grasp what happened,” Jason Wyman with the Orland Volunteer Fire Department said.

“You hear about it in the news, but you never seen anything like that,” he said.

Wyman said when he drove a water truck to the highway, both the bus and truck were fully engulfed in flames, sending thick, dark smoke into the air.
He said he was first focused on putting out the fire, and once it was under control he saw dozens of people walking wounded.

“The first victim that was taken out of the bus was severely burned,” Wyman said.


25 posted on 04/10/2014 9:41:11 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Oldeconomybuyer

Oh no! Prayers for those affected!


26 posted on 04/10/2014 10:10:20 PM PDT by Amberdawn
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sarah Barracuda

Carson and Banning and ?. I know one of the students (she is fine). Prayers up


27 posted on 04/10/2014 10:20:19 PM PDT by Shark24
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: cloudmountain
That's what I wondered, until I read it was UPS. IMHO, their driving conditions are less likely than some others to induce sleep while driving.

It looks to me like there have been some updates since this thread was posted. I wonder if this is a new addition, or maybe you overlooked it.

Investigators say the truck driver might have been trying to avoid a passenger car that was also involved in the crash, which shut down north- and south-bound traffic on the freeway.


28 posted on 04/11/2014 5:46:58 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Wagglebee please come home we miss you! ~ Þ)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: cloudmountain

Oops, I mean FedEx.


29 posted on 04/11/2014 5:49:31 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Wagglebee please come home we miss you! ~ Þ)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: JimSEA
The pictures I’ve seen on breaking news make it clear the Fed Ex driver drove over the median striking the bus. It didn’t look like the bus driver had time to do anything. You have to wonder about a health problem in the Fed Ex driver. Horrible tragedy, our prayers for the passengers and their families and anyone else affected.

Prayers for the families and others affected..

My comment about his driving for too long and such was met with the standard biting criticism from those who disagree but it was my read that experienced bus drivers USUALLY don't have this kind of catastrophe. But, there are always exceptions.
Thanks for your studied answer.

30 posted on 04/11/2014 6:14:55 AM PDT by cloudmountain
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: BykrBayb

Both FDX and UPS drivers are exceptional at what they do (FD: I worked at UPS for 8 years). It will be interesting to get the full story from FDX.

What a horrific accident. My 14 year old daughter was on a coach bus yesterday driving to Orlando to Disney. When I got th breaking news at 11:30 last night and saw it was “Orland” I almost threw up with fear...


31 posted on 04/11/2014 6:23:32 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: Wyatt's Torch

Oh no, I can only imagine. I’m glad your fears weren’t realized. My prayers go up for these families.


32 posted on 04/11/2014 6:38:20 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Wagglebee please come home we miss you! ~ Þ)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: Shark24

San fernando, carson, manual arts, chatsworth, edison and there are more dont know them all off hand


33 posted on 04/11/2014 9:41:49 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson