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17 hurt as runaway dump truck smashes into bus in Hollywood

October 23, 2012 | 10:56 am

A chain-reaction crash in Hollywood involving a dump truck, a Metro bus and a BMW sedan has left 17 people injured, including the driver of the car and her 10-year-old daughter, authorities said.

Los Angeles Fire Department officials say an unoccupied dump truck rolled down a hill and struck a westbound bus in the 7600 block of Hollywood Boulevard about 8 a.m. Tuesday. The collision pushed the bus into the eastbound lane, where it crashed head-on with the BMW.

Among those injured were the woman driver of the BMW, who remained trapped in the car for more than 20 minutes, and her daughter, LAFD officials said.

Authorities from the Metropolitan Transit Authority said 14 of 25 bus passengers as well as the driver were treated for injuries and that the crash remained under investigation.


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Photo: A Metro bus than had been struck by a dump truck crashed head-on into a BMW sedan Tuesday morning on Hollywood Boulevard. The car's driver was trapped in the wreckage for more than 20 minutes. Credit: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times