Bus leaving church retreat flips, seriously injuring 6

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Posted: May 23, 2016 8:00 PM
Bus leaving church retreat flips, seriously injuring 6

HIGHLAND, Calif. (AP) — A shuttle bus returning from a women's church retreat flipped over on a highway in California's San Bernardino Mountains, seriously injuring six people and leaving 14 others with minor injuries.

Ambulances took the victims to a hospital Sunday.

One person was released that day and the others were all expected to go home Monday, Robert Acosta told the Riverside Press-Enterprise (http://bit.ly/1WLkqfd ).

"The church will be there ready to help them in any way so they can get back on their feet," said Acosta, who is assistant to the senior pastor of Iglesia de Cristo Ministerios Llamada Final in Downey.

The bus, carrying 22 people, was one of several transporting about 200 women from an annual mountain retreat back to their church. Two people aboard were not hurt.

The 2000 El Dorado bus hit a sedan as it came down the mountain, California Highway Patrol spokesman Juan Quintero said. No one in the car was hurt, and the agency is investigating the cause of the crash.

The bus turned on its side across State Route 330, blocking the highway and shutting down a 16-mile stretch near Highland for hours.

The crash site is about 60 miles east of Los Angeles and about 20 miles from the site of a 2013 bus crash on another highway in the San Bernardino Mountains.

Eight people were killed when that tour bus crashed on its way back from Tijuana, Mexico.