Tour bus overturns along freeway; more than 50 injured

A tour bus carrying gamblers to an Indian casino overturned on a Southern California freeway Thursday, injuring more than 50 people on board, authorities said.

LOS ANGELES — A tour bus carrying gamblers to an Indian casino overturned on a Southern California freeway Thursday, injuring more than 50 people on board, authorities said.

The bus went through a chain-link fence off the side of Interstate 210 around 10 a.m. and ended up on its side down a dirt embankment between the freeway and railroad tracks in Irwindale.

Ambulances and helicopters converged on the freeway in eastern Los Angeles County and firefighters laid out red, yellow and green tarps to evaluate the injured.

Fifty-two people, mostly elderly, were hurt in the rollover with minor injuries, according to doctors.

Eight needed immediate medical attention including five who were flown by helicopter to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center. The patients, who suffered blunt force trauma, didn’t speak English and needed translators.