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MTA bus collides with car in Silver Lake [Updated]

November 6, 2009 |  7:44 pm
An MTA bus crashed into a car on Glendale Blvd. near the 2 Freeway in Silver Lake shortly after 6 p.m. today, police said.

According to Officer Gregory Baek of the Los Angeles Police Department, the No. 92 bus was driving northbound just before the freeway ramp when the accident occurred.

Passengers from the bus suffered minor injuries but were not sent to a hospital, said Sgt. Gregory Hoyte of the Central Traffic Division.

[Updated at 2:22 p.m. Saturday: Ten passengers from the bus where transported to nearby hospitals, one in critical condition. The rest of the injuries were non-life-threatening, said Erik Scott, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department.]

“The driver did go to the hospital and may have suffered injuries prior to the crash,” said Hoyte, adding that the driver seemed to have lost control of the bus and hit the middle divider and another object before crashing into the car.

No one in the car was injured, Hoyte said.

-- Ching-Ching Ni