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13 Injured in Los Angeles Bus Crash

At least 13 people were transported to the hospital Thursday after two buses collided on the 10 Freeway in East Los Angeles.

Details of the Los Angeles Bus Crash

According to ABC 7 News, the crash occurred in the eastbound lanes of the 10 Freeway near Soto Street around 10:30 a.m.

Preliminary reports say a car left the roadway and struck a tree before crossing back into traffic. In the backup caused by that accident, a Greyhound intercity bus rear-ended a Foothill Transit commuter bus.

13 ambulances responded to the accident, and roughly 40 people were assessed at the scene. 13 people were transported to area hospitals and at least one person was transported to an ambulance on a stretcher.

The crash remains under investigation.

Bus Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the U.S. Department of Transportation:

  • There were 4,311 large trucks and buses were involved in fatal crashes in 2015, which was an 8 percent increase from the previous year.
  • From 2005 to 2015, intercity buses accounted for 13 percent, and school buses and transit buses accounted for 41 percent and 33 percent, respectively, of all buses involved in crashes that were fatal.
  • Between 2014 and 2015, the number of buses involved in crashes that caused fatalities increased from 236 to 261, which is an increase of 11 percent.

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