3 Bus Passengers Hurt, DUI Driver Arrested Following Bus Accident in Bonsall
BONSALL, CA (December 19, 2019) — Three bus passengers suffered minor injuries in Monday’s DUI crash on South Mission Road near Highway 76.
According to California Highway Patrol Mark Latulippe, the incident ensued around 9:10 p.m.
A 39-year-old man operating a Ford Focus southbound on South Mission Road allowed his vehicle to veer into the opposite lane of traffic. There, his car spun out and collided with a northbound North County Transit District bus.
Paramedics arrived at the scene and transported the Ford driver to Palomar Medical Center in Escondido. Back at the scene, paramedics evaluated three of the eight bus passengers, including the driver.
In their investigation, officers learned that the Ford driver was under the influence at the time of the crash. They expect to arrest him on suspicion of DUI once he is medically cleared.
Police did not release any additional information. However, an investigation is ongoing.
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