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11 injured in bus crash in Jefferson Park

June 14, 2011 |  9:04 pm

Click here for a Jefferson Park profile Eleven people, including a pregnant woman, were injured Tuesday night when a Metropolitan Transportation Authority bus collided with a vehicle in Jefferson Park, officials said.

The 25-year-old pregnant woman was listed in serious condition. She was riding the bus with her three daughters, ranging in age from 2 to 5, when the accident occurred near West Adams Boulevard and 6th Avenue, said Firefighter David Ortiz of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The children sustained minor injuries, Ortiz told The Times.

A 30-year-old woman who was driving the vehicle was in critical condition. She was the only person in the car and had to be pulled from the twisted wreckage by firefighters using specialized hydraulic equipment, Ortiz said.

The other patients ranged in age from 18 to 65 and received minor injuries. One person was treated at the scene and released. The others were taken to hospitals.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department was at the scene investigating the cause of the accident.


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Map shows area where the accident occurred. Credit: Mapping L.A.