bus accident

(Photo by John Palminteri)

One person is dead, and at least one other person was seriously injured following an accident involving a bus on the South Coast.

It happened just after 2 Wednesday afternoon, near Chapala and Figueroa Streets in downtown Santa Barbara.

(Ventura County Fire Department photo)

Five people were hurt in a traffic accident involving a bus, and three other vehicles in Ventura County.

The charter bus was headed to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley on westbound Highway 118 when the accident happened just after 9 a.m., near Madera Road.  It was taking kids from Kern County to the library for a tour.

(Santa Barbara County Fire Department photo)

The CHP is trying to determine what led to the crash of a bus carrying farmworkers on the Central Coast, which left one person seriously injured and five others with minor injuries.

There were 29 people on board the bus when the accident happened at about 3 p.m. Thursday, on Highway 135 near Graciosa Road near Orcutt. The bus went off the road and rolled, sparking a small brush fire.

The fire destroyed the bus, and burned a little more than a quarter of an acre of brush before it was contained.