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

October 25, 2010 |  3:54 pm

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