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August 1, 1991 | JENIFER WARREN and PAUL FELDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
At least seven people were killed and 53 injured Wednesday when a chartered school bus carrying Girl Scouts and their chaperones overturned and crashed down an embankment on a winding road leading from the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, authorities said. The yellow school bus, carrying 60 Scouts and adults, was the second in a caravan of three vehicles on an excursion organized by the Spanish Trails Girl Scout Council in Pomona, officials said. It was traveling down Mt.
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September 20, 1996 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A chartered bus returning Southland gamblers from Nevada struck the rear of a slower-moving big rig before dawn Thursday on Interstate 15 in Rancho Cucamonga, seriously injuring the bus driver and throwing the passengers topsy-turvy, the California Highway Patrol reported. All of the 37 bus passengers sustained injuries, but most were quickly treated and released from local hospitals, authorities said.
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August 2, 1991 | PAUL FELDMAN and JENIFER WARREN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Working beneath a blazing desert sun, a team of investigators Thursday picked through the mangled wreckage of a school bus that had been transporting Girl Scouts on an outing when it plunged headlong down a rocky embankment outside Palm Springs. Three adults and four teen-age girls were killed in the Wednesday accident and scores more were injured.
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February 5, 1992 | MARLA CONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The driver of a chartered bus that crashed near Palm Desert last week has admitted to using cocaine the day of the accident, the president of the charter company said Tuesday. Thirty passengers were injured in the accident last Friday. The driver, James A. Miller III, 35, of Wilmington, was fired Tuesday by Transit Contractors, which is based here.
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November 1, 1991 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Improperly adjusted brakes and the driver's failure to use a low enough gear apparently were major factors in the July crash of a chartered school bus near Palm Springs that killed four teen-age Girl Scouts and three adults, a California Highway Patrol officer said Thursday.
NEWS
September 10, 1991 | JENIFER WARREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three Girl Scouts injured in a Palm Springs bus crash have filed lawsuits against the vehicle's operator and manufacturer, blaming design defects, improper maintenance, inadequate driver training and a host of other factors for the wreck that killed seven. A fourth lawsuit was filed by Arthur Schaeffer, the husband of a Girl Scout adviser who was thrown through a window of the bus and killed instantly in the July 31 crash.
NEWS
September 26, 1991
The National Transportation Safety Board said Wednesday that it will hold a formal hearing on the Palm Springs bus crash in July that killed seven people and injured 47 others, most of them Girl Scouts. The two-day hearing, which will begin Oct. 31, is designed to help board investigators unearth more information about the accident and to air safety issues before the public, a spokesman said.
NEWS
February 4, 1992
Authorities found nothing mechanically wrong with a charter bus that ran off a winding road and overturned while carrying a group of girls from an Orange County church to a retreat near Idyllwild. "We found that (the bus) had no mechanical problems," California Highway Patrol spokesman Craig Rentle said, noting that the investigation is continuing. The driver, James A.
NEWS
February 2, 1992 | LILY DIZON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The preteen and teen-age girls who miraculously walked away from the wreckage of their overturned bus gathered in a swank hotel Saturday to share their tales of survival--and the nightmares that followed. For 12-year-old Jessica Peirog, the nightmares came with vivid pictures of people screaming, followed by an eerie silence and crying faces begging for help. There was a thump and deafening screams. Suitcases covered one girl, whose leg dangled between them.
NEWS
September 20, 1996 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A chartered bus returning Southland gamblers from Nevada struck the rear of a slower-moving big rig before dawn Thursday on Interstate 15 in Rancho Cucamonga, seriously injuring the bus driver and throwing the passengers topsy-turvy, the California Highway Patrol reported. All of the 37 bus passengers sustained injuries, but most were quickly treated and released from local hospitals, authorities said.
NEWS
February 5, 1992 | MARLA CONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The driver of a charter bus that crashed near Palm Desert last week has admitted to using cocaine the day of the accident that injured 30 Orange County youths and chaperons headed to a church retreat, the president of the charter company and law enforcement officials said Tuesday. The driver, James A. Miller III, 35, of Wilmington was fired Tuesday by Transit Contractors, based in Long Beach.
NEWS
February 4, 1992
Authorities found nothing mechanically wrong with a charter bus that ran off a winding road and overturned while carrying a group of girls from an Orange County church to a retreat near Idyllwild. "We found that (the bus) had no mechanical problems," California Highway Patrol spokesman Craig Rentle said, noting that the investigation is continuing. The driver, James A.
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February 4, 1992 | LILY DIZON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Inspectors found nothing mechanically wrong Monday with a charter bus that ran off a winding road and overturned while carrying a group of girls from a Laguna Niguel church to a retreat near Idyllwild. "We found that (the bus) had no mechanical problems," California Highway Patrol spokesman Craig Rentle said, noting that the investigation was continuing. The bus driver, James A.
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February 3, 1992 | DONNETTE DUNBAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There was much to be thankful for Sunday as members of the Coast Hills Community Church gathered to celebrate a miracle: 28 teen-age girls and three adult counselors on their way to a church-sponsored "Wild Winter Weekend" retreat survived after their chartered bus ran off the side of a winding mountain highway.
NEWS
February 2, 1992 | LILY DIZON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The preteen and teen-age girls who miraculously walked away from the wreckage of their overturned bus gathered in a swank hotel Saturday to share their tales of survival--and the nightmares that followed. For 12-year-old Jessica Peirog, the nightmares came with vivid pictures of people screaming, followed by an eerie silence and crying faces begging for help. There was a thump and deafening screams. Suitcases covered one girl, whose leg dangled between them.
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February 2, 1992 | LILY DIZON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Twelve-year-old Jessica Peirog was told there might be nightmares, and there were. They came with vivid pictures of people screaming followed by an eerie silence and crying faces begging for help. There was a thump and then more deafening screams. Suitcases covered one girl, whose leg dangled between them. Another girl's bloody face was framed by a shattered window.
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February 4, 1992 | LILY DIZON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Inspectors found nothing mechanically wrong Monday with a charter bus that ran off a winding road and overturned while carrying a group of girls from a Laguna Niguel church to a retreat near Idyllwild. "We found that (the bus) had no mechanical problems," California Highway Patrol spokesman Craig Rentle said, noting that the investigation was continuing. The bus driver, James A.
NEWS
February 1, 1992 | JENIFER WARREN and PATRICK J. McDONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A charter bus carrying a group of teen-age girls from Orange County to a "Wild Winter Weekend" church retreat near Idyllwild ran off the side of a winding mountain highway 12 miles southwest of here Friday, leaving 31 injured. Authorities said 26 teens and four chaperons from Coast Hills Community Church in Laguna Niguel suffered minor to moderate injuries when the bus tipped over on its right side and slid down a hill after veering off California 74 between Palm Desert and Pinyon Pines.
NEWS
February 1, 1992 | JENIFER WARREN and PATRICK J. McDONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A charter bus carrying a group of teen-age girls from Orange County to a "Wild Winter Weekend" church retreat near Idyllwild ran off the side of a winding mountain highway 12 miles southwest of here Friday, leaving 31 injured. Authorities said 26 teens and four chaperons from Coast Hills Community Church in Laguna Niguel suffered minor to moderate injuries when the bus tipped over on its right side and slid down a hill after veering off California 74 between Palm Desert and Pinyon Pines.
NEWS
February 1, 1992 | JENIFER WARREN and PATRICK J. McDONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A charter bus carrying a group of teen-age girls from Orange County to a "Wild Winter Weekend" church retreat near Idyllwild ran off the side of a winding mountain highway 12 miles southwest of here Friday, leaving 31 injured. Authorities said 26 teen-agers and four chaperons from Coast Hills Community Church in Laguna Niguel suffered minor to moderate injuries when the bus tipped over on its right side and slid down a hill after veering off California 74 between Palm Desert and Pinyon Pines.
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