A bus rolled down an embankment off Interstate 15 in North San Diego County Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, killing several people and injuring others. (Don Boomer/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP)
UPDATED 3:55 PM PT — Saturday, February 22, 2020
Several people were killed and more than a dozen others were injured following a bus crash in California. On Saturday, police said the vehicle rolled off a major San Diego freeway near Fallbrook, trapping people inside the bus.
Three people died and 18 others sustained injuries in the incident. The survivors have since been transferred to local hospitals, where they remain in unknown condition.
NCFPD Captain John Choi has stated crews from Camp Pendleton, Pala Mesa, Vista and Oceanside assisted on scene. Teams reportedly had to stabilize the bus before they were able to assist any of the trapped passengers.
Southbound traffic backed up after a bus rolled down an embankment off Interstate 15 in North San Diego County Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, killing several people and injuring others. Emergency crews rescued several people trapped in the wreckage after the bus crashed around 10:20 a.m. on State Route 76, about 45 miles (72 kilometers) north of San Diego, the North County Fire Protection District said. (Don Boomer/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP)
Local reports have said the bus was travelling from Los Angeles to San Ysidro. According to California Highway Patrol, the bus driver has been taken in for questioning.
Officials have warned the local community about significant travel delays. They advised drivers to avoid the area until further notice.