Tour bus crash in San Diego County injures 8

Charter Bus Crash - 12

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In August, 52 people were hurt when a bus heading to a desert casino sideswiped a car and overturned along a freeway east of Los Angeles.

For the third time in less than a month, a tour bus heading to a Southern California casino has crashed.

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The California Highway Patrol says eight people were hurt, including the driver, when a bus veered off the road and through a fence Thursday morning near Valley Center in San Diego County. The worst injury was a suspected broken leg.

The bus was heading to Harrah's Rincon Hotel and Casino in Valley Center.

The company behind it, Silver State, had a low unsafe driving record, with only 9.1 percent of their peer group rating better, KPCC media partners NBC4 report, based on Department of Transportation information. The company had faced a serious violation in the last 12 months. (Read about the company on the Department of Transportation's website here.)

The company had five crashes in the past two years, two of which included injuries, NBC4 reports. One of those injuries was on the same road.

Ten people were hurt earlier this month when a bus run heading to another San Diego County casino went off the road in Riverside County.

And 52 people were hurt on Aug. 2 when a bus heading to a desert casino sideswiped a car and overturned along a freeway east of Los Angeles.
 

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