Bus Crash Kills 1, Injures 11

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One passenger was killed and 11 people injured Saturday when a tour bus carrying students returning from a trip to Yosemite National Park hit a tree on Highway 41 north of Oakhurst.

The CHP said the bus was heading down the mountain toward Oakhurst at about 35 to 40 mph when it entered a curve just North of Lewis Creek at an unsafe speed. The bus drifted off the west side of the road, where the right side hit a large tree before coming to rest on its wheels in the southbound lane.

The crash was reported at 5:36 p.m. at Highway 41 and Road 630, the CHP said. Patients were taken by three helicopters and nine ambulances to Community Regional Medical Center in downtown Fresno and Valley Children’s Hospital in Madera County, the CHP reported.

The crash is under investigation.

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One commentOn Bus Crash Kills 1, Injures 11

  • I’m wondering if the recent rains caused mud related to the improvement of the hairpin turn above Lewis Creek that may have dried into particularly slick dust & contributed to the ‘drifting’ of the unfortunate victims’ bus. (?)

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