TEMECULA (CNS) - A crash involving a tour bus on its way to a casino sent 10 people to the hospital, including the driver, this morning in the Pala- Temecula area, according to the California Highway patrol and media reports.

The crash occurred on Pala Temecula Road near Aruba Road about 10:49 p.m. Sunday, according to authorities.

The bus driver told the CHP his vehicle suffered brake failure and he was unable to stop on a curve and instead smashed into a guard rail, then trees and boulders along the road, the Los Angeles Times reported today.

The bus was headed to the Casino Pauma with 18 passengers, according to the Times.

The passengers were all from the Los Angeles area, and the driver resides in El Monte, according to the newspaper.

The injured were taken to Palomar Medical Center in Escondido, according to authorities.

Neither drugs nor alcohol appeared to be involved, authorities said.

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