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24 injured, two seriously, when Greyhound bus from L.A. to Fresno crashes onto its side

A Greyhound bus parked at a station
A Greyhound bus traveling from L.A. to Fresno crashed into a fence and overturned onto its side in Visalia early Wednesday, leaving 24 people injured, authorities said. Above, the downtown Los Angeles Greyhound station.
(Stefanie Dazio / Associated Press)

A Greyhound bus crashed into a fence and overturned onto its side early Wednesday in Visalia, injuring two dozen people, the California Highway Patrol said.

The incident was reported 3:15 a.m. on the northbound Highway 99 near Avenue 264.

The Greyhound, which was carrying 34 people including the 45-year-old driver, drifted onto the right shoulder before it crashed into a fence along the roadway, the CHP said.

The bus fell onto its right side in a parking lot.

A nurse has been arrested on vehicular manslaughter charges in the crash that killed five people, including a pregnant woman, sources confirmed.

Twenty-four people, including the driver, were injured, with two people suffering major injuries, officials said. None of the injuries were considered to be life-threatening.

The ages and genders of those injured were not available.

CHP officials said drugs and alcohol had been ruled out as factors in the crash, which remains under investigation.

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The bus reportedly originated in Los Angeles and was headed to Fresno at the time of the crash.


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