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1 dead, up to 50 hurt in L.A. school bus crash [Updated]

1 Dead in East L.A. School Bus Accident

One person was killed and up to 50 others were injured when a school bus collided with several cars in Boyle Heights.

The accident occurred in the 2300 block of 1st Street.

The bus overturned, and Los Angeles Fire Department officials were working to extract students. According to the LAFD, those in the bus suffered minor to moderate injuries.

The accident occurred near the corner of 1st and Soto streets. Traffic in the area was being detoured.

According to the California Highway Patrol's Twitter feed, 40 children were in the bus at the time of the incident.

[Upated at 3:55 p.m.: LAFD spokesman Brian Humphrey told KCAL-TV that the majority of the children in the bus suffered only minor injuries. He said the bus was operated by a private company, but it's unclear where the bus was going.

The dead victim was the driver of a car involved in the crash, he said.

Firefighters at the scene set up a triage center next to where the school bus toppled over and were treating the wounded.

Humphrey said most of the children got out of the bus before firefighters arrived.]

-- Sam Allen and Kate Linthicum in Boyle Heights

Photo: KTLA News


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on the news they said the dead person was a guy on his bike in front of the bus??? i hate bike riders, just stay on the damn sidewalk, the road is for cars!!!! jeez

I am a teacher at a near by day care, one of my parents was a witness, and she said both school buses were racing down the street the bus swerved when he seen the bicylist and was not able to move quick when he struck and killed the bicylist instantly..people on site seen and covered the man killed with their own sweater due to the graphic consequences to the accident

In the link I've provided here, look at how the story is presented, all focused on a number of people who simply bumped their head, and in complete ignorance of the fact that a person died apart from the first sentence.

Disgraceful, disrespectful reporting.
Come on America how about a check-up from the neck up.


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