37 Southland Skiers Hurt When Bus Overturns in Colorado

A bus carrying members of a Southern California ski club overturned Saturday on a curving mountain road, seriously injuring three passengers, authorities said.

The driver of the Airport Express Charter bus lost control of the vehicle, slid on a muddy road shoulder and overturned about 12:45 p.m. on U.S. Highway 40, about 120 miles northwest of Denver, police said. The driver was arrested on suspicion of vehicular assault and reckless driving, said Mike Mcginley of the Colorado State Patrol.

All but one of the 38 passengers were injured in the accident, most of them suffering minor cuts and bruises. Three were airlifted to a Denver hospital for treatment of neck and internal injuries.

Mcginley did not know the name of the ski club, which was headed to Denver's Stapleton International Airport after a trip to Steamboat Springs resort.

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