UPDATE: Bus rolls over in Northern California

Siskiyou County, Calif. — Police say a bus carrying 22 people has been involved in a rollover crash in Northern California.

California Highway Patrol and medical personnel responded to Copco Lake, near Access Road 6 on Sunday at around 3:30 in the afternoon.

According to CHP, a Noah’s River Adventures shuttle bus was traveling on a dirt and gravel portion of the road at a slow rate of speed when the driver diverted her attention away from the roadway, causing the bus to tumble over the shoulder.

Officers said the bus rolled over on its roof and came to rest 15 feet down an embankment. Numerous occupants were hurt, with injuries ranging from a fractured neck to minor bruising. They were transported to various hospitals for treatment.

The owner of Noah’s River Adventures, Bart Baldwin, said the bus was returning to Ashland after a day of rafting on the Upper Klamath. He said four river guides were driving behind the bus and were able to help provide medical assistance. Two are firefighters and one’s a paramedic.

In a statement released by Noah’s River Adventures, Baldwin said their biggest concern in the well being of those involved in the accident and they’re saddened by the accident.

“We are happy to report that all of the guests are scheduled to make a full recovery. Noah’s has prided itself in providing safe river experiences on the Upper Klamath since 1981,” he said.

Those injured in Sunday’s bus crash were family and staff from Cascades East Family Practice in Klamath Falls.

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