At least 8 killed in California tour bus crash: Police
YUCAIPA, California (REUTERS) - At least eight people were killed and dozens more injured when a tour bus returning to Mexico from a Southern California ski resort crashed on a mountain road and rolled over, ejecting several passengers, authorities said on Monday.
The bus driver, who survived the Sunday evening crash, reported to authorities that the motor coach had experienced a mechanical failure of some kind at the time of the accident, California Highway Patrol Sergeant Billy Rangel said.
"The bus driver is saying there were issues with the brakes," said Ms Terri Kasinga, a spokesman for the California Transportation Department.
Federal transportation safety records show the California-based company identified by police as the bus operator was cited for dozens of maintenance violations over the past two years, including bald tires and brake problems as recently as July 2012.