Tour buses, truck involved in 395 crash
KRAMER JUNCTION • A traffic collision involving two tour buses and a box truck sent one man to a local hospital and shut down the northbound lane of Highway 395 on Tuesday afternoon.
At approximately 12:02 p.m., a box truck struck a tour bus just south of Kramer Junction, California Highway Patrol spokesman Don Spiker said.
Spiker said the bus was stopped just before a construction zone, awaiting clearance to pass when it was struck by the truck, which was unable to come to a complete stop. According to Spiker, a second tour bus veered off the shoulder and into the desert to avoid striking the truck.
None of the vehicles were carrying passengers, Spiker said. The driver of the bus struck by the truck complained of back and neck pain and was transported to Barstow Community Hospital by Desert Ambulance, Spiker said.
According to Spiker, the other drivers did not require medical attention.
The truck and bus involved in the collision suffered moderate damage, while the second bus did not have any damage.
Spiker said the northbound lane was closed from 12:07 to 1:36 p.m.
The truck’s rate of speed was not immediately known, Spiker said, but he said an unsafe speed leading up to a construction zone could have been a factor in the collision.
Jose Quintero can be reached at 760-256-4122 or JQuintero@DesertDispatch.com.