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Driver allegedly texting crashes into downtown bus; 8 injured

September 14, 2012 |  7:52 am

Texting crash downtown LA
At least eight people were injured in downtown Los Angeles early Friday when a driver who authorities said was texting ran a red light and collided with a Metro bus, which jumped the curb, hit a tree and toppled a light post.

The driver of the white Honda and at least seven bus passengers were injured in the 5 a.m. accident, said police and transit spokesmen. They were taken to hospitals.

The Route 2 bus was northbound on Broadway when the motorist, heading east on 2nd Street, went through the light, said Jose Ubaldo, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.


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Photo: Metro bus crashed into tree. Credit: Martha Groves / Los Angeles Times.