COPCO LAKE, California (June 29, 2016) — Roughly two dozen people were injured Sunday afternoon when a Noah’s River Adventure shuttle bus overturned after the driver allegedly was distracted by a passenger aboard the tour bus, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The Ashland, Ore.-based shuttle bus crashed about 3:30 p.m. in Siskiyou County near the Oregon border. The 21 passengers had just been picked up after a river rafting trip. Driver Kathleen Akin, 52, of Oregon told authorities a passenger was standing up and talking and she turned to look at them and that’s when the vehicle veered off the road and rolled down an embankment where it landed upside down on its roof.
Paramedics responded to help the victims who suffered serious injuries including one passenger who fractured their neck. The injured were taken to Sky Lakes Medical Center to be treated.
Many of the passengers were doctors and nurses who are coworkers at the Cascades East Family Medicine Center in Klamath Falls, Oregon. The facility is residency clinic in Klamath Falls for Oregon Health & Science University.
“Fortunately there were no fatalities involved in this crash, but my prayers go out to those who were hurt in hopes of a full recovery,” said Attorney James Johnson, a California injury attorney.
If you or a loved one were injured in a collision such as this one, Johnson Attorneys Group would like to offer you a free legal consultation at 800-235-6801. Our personal injury law firm will handle your claim and there are no fees unless a settlement is obtained.
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