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Driver trapped after head-on crash with bus in Hollywood

October 23, 2012 |  9:30 am

At least one person remained trapped in a BMW after colliding head-on with a bus in a three-vehicle crash in Hollywood on Tuesday morning, Los Angeles police said.

Emergency crews were able to extricate at least one person from the BMW, but authorities said the driver remained trapped as of 8:30 a.m. The crash occurred on Hollywood Boulevard between North Stanley Avenue and Courtney Avenue, said LAPD spokesman Richard French.

"The car was at least partially lodged underneath the bus," French said. "There is at least one person still trapped in the car."

Los Angeles Fire Department officials said they were assessing 22 people from the bus for injuries and at least one passenger from the car.

Authorities from the Metropolitan Transit Authority said the bus was "T-boned" by a third vehicle -- what appeared to be a large truck -- which caused the bus driver to lose control and veer into the path of the BMW.

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