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Pick Up Truck Driver Passes From Tour Bus Accident

Yucaipa, CA, February 6, 2013 – The latest event in the tragic tour bus accident of Sunday, February 3rd is the passing of 72-year-old Fred Richardson who had been the driver of the pick-up truck that was struck by the out of control tour bus.  According to the San Bernardino County Coroner, Mr. Richardson passed at Loma Linda University Medical Center this morning bringing the death toll up to eight.  According to the Press-Enterprise, investigators are piecing together the events of Sunday night that caused the tour bus accident on Highway 38 now 8 people and sending many more to area hospitals.  The bus driver, Norberto Perez, 52, of San Ysidro, who survived the accident, reported that the brakes went out on the tour bus that was chartered from Tijuana, Mexico for a day trip to Big Bear.  Unable to stop the bus, Perez collided with a Saturn sedan before crossing lanes and hitting Mr. Richardson’s pick-up truck hailing a trailer before overturning the bus containing 38 passengers.  The three occupants of the sedan sustained minor injuries.  The San Bernardino County coroner’s office has released all of the names of the victims who were on the tour bus ranging in age from 13 to 61; three are from San Diego and four from Tijuana.  Six of the victims died at the scene and the seventh victim died at Redlands Community...

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Details Emerge in the Tour Bus Accident on Highway 38 Last Sunday Night

Yucaipa, CA, February 5, 2013 – According to the Press-Enterprise, investigators are piecing together the events of Sunday night that caused a tour bus accident on Highway 38 killing 8 people and sending many more to area hospitals.  The bus driver, Norberto Perez, 52, of San Ysidro, who survived the accident, reported that the brakes went out on the tour bus that was chartered from Tijuana, Mexico for a day trip to Big Bear.  Unable to stop the bus, Perez collided with a Saturn sedan before crossing lanes and hitting a pick-up truck hailing a trailer then overturning the bus containing 38 passengers.  The three occupants of the sedan sustained minor injuries.  Fred Richardson, the driver of the pick-up truck, survived but was taken to the hospital and underwent surgery for his injuries.  He is expected to recover.  The San Bernardino County coroner’s office released 6 of the 8 names of the victims ranging in age from 13 to 61; three are from San Diego and three from Tijuana.  Seven victims died at the scene and the eighth victim died at Redlands Community Hospital.  The California Highway Patrol is investigating the accident and the National Transportation Safety Board is helping with the investigation.  In a disturbing turn of events, investigators cited the white bus in July for a faulty axle and brakes, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety...

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