Families Await News After Deadly Tour Bus Crash
LOMA LINDA, Calif. (KTLA) — Many family members of the victims of a deadly tour bus crash near Yucaipa are still waiting to hear what happened to their loved ones.
Several people gathered outside Loma Linda University Medical Center on Monday morning.
At least five victims were transported there after Sunday night’s crash, including two that were described as minors. One of the children was reportedly in critical condition.
KTLA spoke to Isabel Jimenez and her husband early Monday. Her 13-year-old nephew, Victor, was among those killed in the crash.
Her sister, who is Victor’s grandmother, is also believed to be among the dead.
Victor’s mother, Elvira Jimenez, is still missing. According to Isabel, she is in her 40s and is a U.S. citizen who is a practicing doctor in Tijuana.
“Three of them passed away… I don’t want to listen to that,” Isabel said. “That’s too much… I don’t want to believe, but if that happened we have to accept what God sent to us.”
A memorial with candles has been set up on the sidewalk outside the Loma Linda Medical emergency room.
“There’s victims. There’s people hurt. We need to show sympathy and compassion,”said Christina Cayzer, who was there as a show of support.
“[We’re] just praying for their recovery, praying that their families can help them through this,” she added.
Additional victims were also taken to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, Redlands Community Hospital, Community Hospital of San Bernardino and St. Bernardine Medical Center.