Silverado Stages Inc., the San Luis Obispo based bus company that owned the bus involved in a deadly crash on Interstate 5 Thursday, issued a statement regarding the accident.
The company told KSBY, “We take the most extensive actions possible to ensure the safety of our passengers, and all of our drivers, and this is never a call that you want to get. It’s a rough night for everybody in the Silverado family. Silverado Stages is helping the authorities in gathering information regarding the tragic accident that occurred Thursday evening. Our top priority is making sure that the injured are being cared for. Our thoughts and prayers are with the injured, their families, and everyone affected by this accident.”
Several phone lines have been set up for people looking for more information on the accident.
Humboldt State University set up a phone line. Individuals are asked not to call unless it’s absolutely necessary. The line is primarily for parents, families, and others who need information about their student. The Silverado Stages bus was carrying a group of prospective students to Humboldt State University for its Preview Plus Program. The Humboldt State University phone line is (707) 826-6327.
The Red Cross in Orland is providing aid, and the organization can be reached at (530) 514-9028. The California Highway Patrol is referring people to the Red Cross phone number.