Exclusive: Boy Atop Double-Decker Starline Bus Slams Into Concrete Overpass On 405 Freeway
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INGLEWOOD (CBSLA.com) — A boy atop a double-decker bus suffered major injuries Thursday when he slammed into a concrete overpass on the southbound 405 Freeway.
The bus was carrying minors and chaperones under the Arbor Vitae Street overpass in Inglewood just before 8 p.m. when the boy was struck on the head, California Highway Patrol Sgt. Todd Powers said.
The boy was taken to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Harbor City, where he’s listed in critical condition.
CHP would only say he was under 18 years old and lives in Manhattan Beach.
Investigators are trying to figure out if one of the passengers on the upper level stood up.
The bus is owned and operated by Starline Tours but was being chartered for a private party that included minors.
Starline says alcohol is never served on its buses.
The company wouldn’t say where the bus was headed to protect the victim’s privacy.
Despite the accident, tourists on Friday told CBS2/KCAL9’s Jeff Nguyen they’re not afraid off riding on double-deckers.
“I know that I have to be responsible to myself. I don’t worry,” Starline Tours rider Riva Moscoivth said.