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Probe ordered into crash that injured 7 at 110 Freeway bus stop

February 23, 2012 | 12:55 pm

Metro officials said Thursday they will launch an investigation into a harrowing crash at a South L.A. bus stop where seven people were stuck by a motorist.

Metro chief Art Leahy said at Thursday's board meeting that he has requested a review that will examine the transitway, signage and other safety issues, and he wants a report within 60 days.

Seven pedestrians were critically injured Wednesday afternoon in a bus lane of the northbound 110 Freeway near the 105 Freeway when the car hit them, officials said.

It was unclear what caused the driver to lose control of the vehicle. About 50 firefighters were called to the scene to help and assess the victims.

The accident prompted the CHP to issue a SigAlert for the busy artery just as the afternoon rush-hour commute was underway.


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