25 Hospitalized After Bus Flips Over on 10 Freeway Near Pico-Union: Officials

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More than two dozen people were hospitalized after a bus coming from a San Diego County casino rolled over on the 10 Freeway near the 110 early Saturday, authorities said.

The incident, which happened shortly before 4 a.m. near the Pico-Union area, left four of the vehicle’s 32 adult passengers in serious condition, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. Five were in fair condition, 16 in good condition and seven refused transportation, the agency said.

The bus was on its way to Koreatown from Pala Casino, California Highway Patrol spokesman Roberto Gomez told KTLA.

It hit several sand-filled attenuators at a junction near the 110 Freeway interchange before rolling over, according to officials.

Betim Mexhuani said he was in a car when he saw the bus tilt and drag across the highway. He told KTLA he helped some passengers get out of the bus before responders arrived at the scene.

CHP said it has not determined why the driver lost control. None of the passengers sustained any major injuries, according to the agency.

The bus was operated by Rosemead-based QH Express, Department of Transportation records show.

Caltrans said all lanes, including connectors to the southbound 110 Freeway, where crews had to repair sand barrels, reopened by around 2 p.m.

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