Seven people were injured Sunday afternoon in an SUV rollover crash involving a Metro bus in south central Los Angeles.
• A Jeep Wrangler allegedly turned right in front of a Metro bus at 53rd Street and Broadway. The bus hit the SUV, which then rolled over. The bus hit a light pole.
• Two people were pinned inside the SUV and had to be extricated by firefighters. They were hospitalized.
• All passengers were evacuated. Five of them were treated at the scene and then taken to the hospital to be treated for minor injuries.
• Five days earlier a Muni Blue Line train hit and killed a pedestrian at the Artesia Station.
Metro spokesman Rick Jager said an SUV, described by witnesses as a white Jeep Wrangler, turned right in front of a Metro bus at 53rd Street and South Broadway. The vehicles collided, causing the SUV to roll over and the bus to hit a utility pole.
Los Angeles Fire Department Chief Akahoshi said two people were trapped inside the Jeep and had to be extricated by rescue workers, KTLA News reported. Both of them were transported to a hospital to be treated for their injuries, which were described as not life-threatening.
All of the passengers were evacuated from the bus. Five of them including a 15-year-old, were treated at the scene and then transported to hospitals to be treated for minor injuries.
It has been a dangerous week for transit injuries in Los Angeles. Five days ago, a pedestrian was struck and killed by a Metro Blue Line train at the Artesia station, according to a separate Los Angeles Times report.
Metro spokesman Rick Jager said that light rail accident occurred at 3:27 p.m. on Thursday, May 26. A lving a southbound train struck the pedestrian, who was pronounced dead at the scene. No other details were released, excpet to say that the fatal accident is under investigation.
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