LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police say a black BMW ran a red light, struck and killed a pedestrian, then broadsided a school bus, injuring dozens of people on the bus east of downtown Los Angeles.
UPDATED 6:19 PM: Black BMW ran red light, struck pedestrian; local construction worker detained two who fled on foot after crash
Los Angeles Fire Department Captain Steve Ruda says the bus driver was initially taken to a hospital in critical condition after the Monday afternoon crash, but is now listed in serious
Mayor Praises Emergency Response: KNX 1070′s Chris Sedens Reports
Nineteen students on the bus also were taken to hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.
Twenty-five other students on the bus were not hurt.
Police Chief Charlie Beck says two people in the BMW fled on foot after the crash and were detained by a local construction worker. They have been turned over to the CHP for questioning.
Parents seeking information on crash victims are urged to contact the LAPD Hollenbeck Station at 2111 E. 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033 or call (323) 342-4100.
(© Copyright 2010 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)