Los Angeles, CA – A crash near LAX hospitalizes seven and places three in critical condition
LOS ANGELES, CA – Los Angeles Fire Department reports that a commuter bus with over 20 passengers on board collided with a semi-truck near LAX on Monday morning. It was seen on NewsChopper4 as they flew over the crash site that the bus was on its side in the middle of the road.
A Los Angeles fire department and El Segundo fire department responded to the accident, which took place at 8:25 a.m. on East Imperial Highway near Aviation Boulevard. The initial investigation indicates that the bus clipped the parked truck as it was unloading equipment, causing the bus to overturn, according to El Segundo Fire Chief Deena Lee.
Lee said the truck’s driver was seriously injured and taken to a local hospital. Whether he was in or outside the truck at the time he was struck is not yet clear. It was necessary for one of the passengers on the bus to be extracted from the crash and taken to the hospital in critical condition. A total of seven people were hospitalized, including the semi-truck driver who was critically injured. Thirteen more people were injured, but they were not transported to a hospital.
El Segundo police are investigating the cause of the crash.
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