STOCKTON — More than a dozen people were injured when a transit bus crashed in Stockton on Tuesday evening.
The crash happened near Jack Tone and Eight Mile Roads about 5:45 p.m. Police told FOX40 the bus was bringing a group of people back from Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort.
According to the CHP, the bus driver was headed eastbound on Eight Mile Road going about 55 mph and approaching the intersection with Jack Tone Road. A 2014 Chevrolet Silverado was headed northbound on Jack Tone Road and had stopped at the intersection.
The intersection is a four-way stop controlled intersection.
The Chevy turned left into the intersection to head westbound on Eight Mile Road, the CHP said. The bus failed to stop at the stop sign and hit the Chevy.
At the time of the crash, the bus had 13 passengers on board. Two passengers suffered from broken legs. The driver and 12 passengers were transported to are hospitals for treatment and further evaluation. The driver and passenger of the Chevy suffered minor injuries.
FOX40 learned Wednesday that the 69-year-old driver of the bus operates Regal Tours from his Stockton home. One neighbor said the driver has been in business for the last 20 years, driving passengers an hour away to the Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort.
A Jackson Rancheria spokesperson says Regal Tours has no affiliation with the resort.
FOX40 tried contacting three numbers affiliated with Regal Tours. Some went straight to voicemail while others simply did not work.