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Seven injured in Metro bus collision in South Los Angeles

May 29, 2011 |  4:20 pm

Map shows approximate location of incident. Click through for more information on the surrounding area. Seven people suffered minor injuries Sunday afternoon when a Metro bus collided with a car at 53rd Street and South Broadway in South Los Angeles, transit and public safety officials reported.

The crash at 2:24 p.m. occurred when a car turned right in front of the bus, said Metro spokesman Rick Jager.The bus careened into a utility pole on the sidewalk and the car rolled over, he said.

None of the seven people transported to local hospitals -- four males and three females -- incurred life-threatening injuries, said Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey.

It wasn't immediately known whether the injured were bus passengers or occupants of the car or both, nor whether the bus operator or any pedestrians were involved, said Officer Karen Rayner of the Los Angeles Police Department, which also responded to the scene.

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Map: Shows approximate location of crash. Credit: Mapping L.A.

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