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At Least 8 Dead, 27 Injured In Mentone Tour Bus Collision
KCBS Los Angeles ^ | 2/3/13

Posted on 02/03/2013 10:12:02 PM PST by hole_n_one

MENTONE (CBSLA.com) — Authorities say at least eight people were killed and 27 injured in a collision involving a tour bus and pickup truck in Mentone.

The accident occurred at California Highway 38 and Bryant Street. Highway 38 is closed in both directions.

A spokesperson for Caltrans said the bus originated from Tijuana.

At least two passengers were also reportedly trapped in the wreckage. Eleven others are described as “walking wounded.”

(Excerpt) Read more at losangeles.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: crash; mentone
Per KCBS, death toll now at 12
1 posted on 02/03/2013 10:12:16 PM PST by hole_n_one
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To: hole_n_one

damn... just talking about head-on collisions today because we saw one almost happen... so damn scary... you can be doing everything right and some idiot comes along and drives on the wrong side of the road...


2 posted on 02/03/2013 10:21:40 PM PST by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: hole_n_one

We must, of course, ban bus travel. For the children.


3 posted on 02/03/2013 10:22:22 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: latina4dubya

Witnesses say brakes on bus were smoking and on fire.

Bus direction was down a steep, dark and winding road.

KTLA video shows multiple yellow tarps on and off the road.

There is nothing left of the truck it hit.


4 posted on 02/03/2013 10:27:14 PM PST by hole_n_one
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“We must, of course, ban bus travel. For the children.”

No no no.

Just limit buses to 7 passengers (in NY) and 10 passengers elsewhere.

And of course, background checks to purchase diesel fuel.


5 posted on 02/03/2013 10:30:02 PM PST by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: hole_n_one

Prayers for all. This is terrible!


6 posted on 02/03/2013 10:31:45 PM PST by MestaMachine (Sometimes the smartest man in the room is standing in the midst of imbeciles.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Assault Busses such as this should be limited to Ten Seats, including the Driver.

In New York, the legal limit should be limited to no more than Seven Seats. If the Bus is equipped with Ten Seats, Three of those Seats must remain unoccupied at all times. Police will be required to stop these Busses randomly to be sure the Seating Requirement is followed.

That is the only way lives will be saved.

Prayers for the Victims of this tragedy.


7 posted on 02/03/2013 10:37:50 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (I only Fear a Government that doesn't Fear me.)
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To: Nik Naym

Great minds...


8 posted on 02/03/2013 10:39:51 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (I only Fear a Government that doesn't Fear me.)
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To: hole_n_one

Union operated bus line. Call it what it is: another mass murder by the left.

Is it TIME yet?


9 posted on 02/03/2013 10:41:49 PM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: hole_n_one

ok we need BUS CONTROL - for the children.

“Eleven others are described as “walking wounded.”
Are the walking wounded anything like the Walkers?


10 posted on 02/03/2013 10:55:57 PM PST by Patriot Babe
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To: latina4dubya

Check this video out:

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=032_1359911348


11 posted on 02/03/2013 11:24:55 PM PST by Amberdawn
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To: hole_n_one

Ban Public Transportation!!

Prayers up for those involved.


12 posted on 02/03/2013 11:30:59 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Patriot Babe

I like the way you think.


13 posted on 02/03/2013 11:33:10 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Amberdawn

thanks a lot!


14 posted on 02/03/2013 11:51:23 PM PST by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: Amberdawn

please, a warning next time....as soon as I noticed headlights in opposite direction, I sensed it coming


15 posted on 02/04/2013 2:46:27 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: hole_n_one

Wetbacks, registered Democrats or decent people?
Article doesnt say so I dont know whether to give a shi’ite or not.


16 posted on 02/04/2013 4:35:10 AM PST by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: hole_n_one

A TOUR BUS FROM Tijuana to Mentone seems odd. What makes a bus a TOUR BUS? The article says officials from the Mexican consulate are there.


17 posted on 02/04/2013 4:48:25 AM PST by Anima Mundi (Envy is just passive, lazy greed.)
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To: Doogle

Sorry....


18 posted on 02/04/2013 5:57:54 AM PST by Amberdawn
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yes ban all tour busses even if it saves one life.


19 posted on 02/04/2013 8:04:04 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Amberdawn

not to worry...first thing this AM ...


20 posted on 02/04/2013 8:57:13 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: hole_n_one

I wonder if Obama is going to put restrictions on buses? Or maybe all automotive transportation. After all, about 45,000 a year are killed on our highways each year.


21 posted on 02/04/2013 10:07:45 AM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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