Editor's note: California Highway Patrol says Cal Fire had to extract passengers through the bus windows after a tour bus and semi-truck crashed in Desert Hot Springs, according to NBC News. An estimated 31 people were on the bus, and the truck driver sustained minor injuries. The bus left Red Earth Casino in Salton City en route to somewhere in Los Angeles. Desert Regional Medical Center received 14 patients, with five in critical condition and three in serious condition. Eisenhower Medical Center received 11 passengers, all with minor injuries. JFK Memorial Hospital received five patients, who are still being evaluated. We're watching for updates. - Rebecca
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. It is located approximately 55 mi (89 km) east of San Bernardino, 107 mi (172 km) east of Los Angeles, 123 mi (198 km) northeast of San Diego, and 268 mi (431 km) west of Phoenix, Arizona. The population was 44,552 as of the 2010 census. Palm Springs covers approximately 94 square miles (240 km2), making it the largest city in the county by land area.
Biking, golf, hiking, horseback riding, swimming, and tennis in the nearby desert and mountain areas are major forms of recreation in Palm Springs. The city is also famous for its mid-century modern architecture and design elements.