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At least 14 hurt as L.A. bus is part of 4-car ‘rollover collision’

At least 14 people were injured in a multi-vehicle collision Thursday afternoon in South Los Angeles involving a Metro bus, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

Fire officials issued an alert at 3:40 p.m. for a “multi-vehicle rollover collision, including an MTA bus with passengers” on Crenshaw Boulevard at 39th Street in Baldwin Hills.

Firefighters and paramedics were on scene and assessed and treated 14 people, including bus passengers and other vehicle passengers, according to a 5 p.m. update. Three people were taken to hospital in “moderate condition” and six in “fair condition.”

“The others refused ambulance transport to an area hospital after being evaluated on scene,” officials said.

Los Angeles County Metro spokesman Jose Ubaldo said a Route 210 bus traveling northbound on Crenshaw “was struck by a vehicle in a four-vehicle crash involving an apparently intoxicated driver.”

“A bus driver and passenger were transported to local hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries and 10 other passengers reported minor injuries,” Ubaldo said.

An aerial view of the accident scene.

(KTLA)

Aerial video from NBC Los Angeles showed a badly damaged car rolled onto its side in the middle of the street and a pickup truck with its side crumpled. Another car was reportedly towed from the scene.

Ubaldo said the bus suffered virtually no damage but was taken out of service.

At least seven fire trucks and ambulances could be seen on the aerial video.

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