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.
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
Command on 3-FIRE-1
Tactical white 3 154.295
From CHP CAD:
|Incident:||0714||Type:||Location:||info as of:||5/17/2008 12:38:49 PM|
|11:55AM||CT UNIT ENRT, ETA APPROX 1 HR|
|11:42AM||47 SEES FIRE COMING 97|
|11:37AM||3FIRE1 IS FREQ PER 40K AND AIR TACTICS ON FIRE|
|11:29AM||1039 COM CEN|
|11:29AM||NOTIFY COM CEN PER 16, 1141S NEED TO ROLL DOWN NTH FROM HECTOR AND GET BACK ON AT LUDLOW|
|11:22AM||PER 16, THE SO WILL DIVERT TRAFFIC OFF AT LUDLOW|
|11:15AM||PER 86 NEED AIRSHIP, 1039 COM CEN|
|11:11AM||1039 ACTIVE TOW|
|11:11AM||CIT TOW HAS NO SUPER DUTY/RECOVERY|
|11:10AM||1039 CITY TOW FOR RECOVERY|
|11:09AM||1039 SBSO FOR CORONER|
|11:08AM||PER 70 ROLL AIRSHIPS|
|11:04AM||FROM BAKER, EXTENDED ETA|
|10:55AM||OFF DUTY LA CITY FIREMAN|
|10:55AM||16 FROM NB JSO BARSTOW RD|
|10:53AM||IN THE CD|
|10:52AM||1039 COMM CENTER|
|RESPONDING OFFICERS STATUS|
|11:05AM||CHP Unit On Scene|
|11:24AM||CHP Unit On Scene|
|11:30AM||CHP Unit On Scene|
|11:55AM||CHP Unit On Scene|
|12:06PM||CHP Unit Enroute|
|12:13PM||CHP Unit Enroute|
|12:29PM||CHP Unit On Scene|