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Saturday, May 17, 2008

MCI: SBC - I-40 near Ludlow - 1 dead, 30 injured

Single vehicle accident - MCI -Mojave Desert - Ludlow,Calif. — 1 - dead, 21 -Injured.

A Charter bus traveling on Interstate 40 freeway flipped on its side Saturday morning, killing a woman and Injuring twenty-one others. A woman was ejected from the bus and died, The driver was among the injured.
The bus had picked up its passengers in Culver City and was headed to the gambling town of Laughlin, Nev. It crashed about three miles east of the town of Ludlow shortly before 11 a.m.
Location: I-40 near Ludlow in San Bernardino County, 115 miles southwest of Las Vegas.
Casualties:
1 - dead, 21 -Injured, All adults, Eight people received severe injuries, 13 had minor to moderate injuries.
Cause: Under investigation - The bus was the only vehicle involved in the wreck.
The bus is owned by Royal American Tours & Charter of Glendale.
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Update: Unconfirmed report - "Off duty LAFD on scene reporting 10-15 fatalities, criticals, numerous amputations, and "tens" off walking wounded." First airship off from the scene at 12:05 on the way to Arrowhead MC.

Multiple casualty incident: 1 fatality, 15+ immediate patients, Multiple amputees,
30+ walking wounded.
Updated triage: 27 total patients, 5 immediate need, At least 1 fatality
IA: 10:51 hrs - Tour bus crash
Location:
I-40 near Ludlow in San Bernardino County, 115 miles southwest of Las Vegas
Resources: CHP, 5 air ambulances, 5 engines, 9 ground ambulances, 3 chief officerson scene
Comms:
Command on 3-FIRE-1
Tactical white 3 154.295
From CHP CAD:
Incident: 0714Type:
Location:
info as of:5/17/2008 12:38:49 PM
ADDITIONAL DETAILS
11:55AMCT UNIT ENRT, ETA APPROX 1 HR
11:42AM47 SEES FIRE COMING 97
11:37AM3FIRE1 IS FREQ PER 40K AND AIR TACTICS ON FIRE
11:29AM1039 COM CEN
11:29AMNOTIFY COM CEN PER 16, 1141S NEED TO ROLL DOWN NTH FROM HECTOR AND GET BACK ON AT LUDLOW
11:22AMPER 16, THE SO WILL DIVERT TRAFFIC OFF AT LUDLOW
11:15AMPER 86 NEED AIRSHIP, 1039 COM CEN
11:11AM1039 ACTIVE TOW
11:11AMCIT TOW HAS NO SUPER DUTY/RECOVERY
11:10AM1039 CITY TOW FOR RECOVERY
11:09AM1039 SBSO FOR CORONER
11:08AMPER 70 ROLL AIRSHIPS
11:07AM1039 L2
11:04AMFROM BAKER, EXTENDED ETA
10:55AMOFF DUTY LA CITY FIREMAN
10:55AM16 FROM NB JSO BARSTOW RD
10:53AMIN THE CD
10:52AM1039 COMM CENTER
RESPONDING OFFICERS STATUS
11:05AMCHP Unit On Scene
11:24AMCHP Unit On Scene
11:30AMCHP Unit On Scene
11:55AMCHP Unit On Scene
12:06PMCHP Unit Enroute
12:13PMCHP Unit Enroute
12:29PMCHP Unit On Scene

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