Several people were injured after a small bus collided and then overturned on Highway 330, 2 miles north of Highway 210 or so, Sunday.
Both directions of Highway 330 were closed because of the accident that is still under investigation.
A bus carrying nearly two dozen people and on its way back from an annual church retreat overturned Sunday on a highway near Southern California’s San Bernardino Mountains, leaving six people seriously injured and 14 with more minor injuries.
The bus rejoined the road via State Route 330 shortly after 2 p.m., said Jeremy Kern, San Bernardino County Fire Capt.
The bus carrying 22 people was one of several buses carrying about 200 women returning from an annual retreat of their church in the mountains in Downey, California, a church member said.
“We got the news right after the regular Sunday service,” Robert Acosta told local media, he is assistant senior pastor of the Final Call Church of Christ. “It was disconcerting, but we immediately managed to get out of this fatal event together.”
20 of the injured were taken to hospital by land by ambulance and all are expected to survive without major complications, Kern said. Two people on board were unharmed. Authorities had initially reported a total of 26 people injured.
At one point in its trajectory as it was descending the mountain, the 2000 El Dorado bus collided with a Nissan Versa sedan, California Highway Patrol spokesman Juan Quintero said. No one in the Nissan vehicle was injured.
The CHP is investigating the cause of the accident.
The road was closed for hours for a 16-mile ride near the mountain. The bus was lying on the right side diagonally across the road causing a partial blockage of the entire highway.