Take Two for August 23, 2013

Looking into the safety of LA-area tour bus companies

Charter Bus Crash - 1

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Tow trucks are used to remove pieces of a fence damaged during the crash. More than 50 were injured when a charter bus overturned on the 210 East in Irwindale on Thursday morning, Aug. 22.

Charter Bus Crash - 7

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The bus was en route to San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino in Highland. More than 50 were injured when a charter bus overturned on the 210 East in Irwindale on Thursday morning, Aug. 22.

Charter Bus Crash - 10

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More than 50 were injured when a charter bus overturned on the 210 East in Irwindale on Thursday morning, Aug. 22.

Charter Bus Crash - 12

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Crews attach cables to the underside to the bus as they pull it upright. More than 50 were injured when a charter bus overturned on the 210 East in Irwindale on Thursday morning, Aug. 22.


Tour bus operators are once again under a microscope after yesterday's crash on the 210 in Irwindale that injured more than 50 people. Authorities say the bus clipped the back of another car while changing lanes, swerved and rolled over onto its side off the freeway.

The bus was on its way to the San Manuel Indian Casino in Highland, and most of the passengers were senior citizens. The accident comes six months after another tour bus crashed on state route 38 in Yucaipa, killing seven passengers and the driver of another car, and injuring nearly 40 people.

KPCC's investigative producer Karen Foshay joins the show with more. 

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