To fellow GCT travelers:
Yes, the bus accident was a GCT group. We were in the first bus with Amin, it was the second bus with Sam that, for unknown reason, drove into a parked dump truck full of sand. The impact sheared off the right side of the bus and killed the 8 people sitting on the right window side. Many of the injured slide under the seat in front of them or sailed over the top of seats.
Please, if you are travelling on a bus buckle up!! The buses had seat belts but no one used them until after the accident.
I wish GC would post a notice on how people are doing. 10 returned to finish the tour with us, 19 were hospitalized. Sam was seriously injured, as was the bus driver. When we left Jan 1st there were still 4 people in ICU.
Ray and Diane LeDesma, Oxnard, CA