Hundreds of people are either injured or killed in accidents which involve charter or other types of buses. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) which oversees buses and bus safety for passengers in the United States, there are more than 10,000 bus crashes each year on an annual basis.
KTLA in Los Angeles reports that several people were injured after a bus crash on the westbound 118 near Simi Valley earlier this month.
The crash happened the morning of Tuesday, September 3rd, at approximately 9:05 a.m. Authorities say that the bus crashed into three other vehicles in a chain-reaction accident.
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A spokesperson for the Ventura County Fire Department told KTLA in a statement that five people were reported to have suffered minor injuries. Those injured included three people on the bus and two others who were in the other vehicles involved in the crash. Others who were also involved in the collision declined were reported to have declined further treatment.
The California Highway Patrol said in a statement that the charter bus involved in the crash was transporting 33 students and seven adults from Bakersfield.
The accident is still currently under investigation by the California Highway Patrol.