LA County Inmate Bus Involved In Crash On 5 Freeway

COMMERCE (CBS) — Several buses, including one Los Angeles County inmate-transport bus, were involved in a collision on the northbound Golden State (5) Freeway Thursday.

The four buses were involved in a chain-reaction crash in Commerce near Washington Blvd.  just before noon, according to sheriff’s officials.

Los Angeles County fire officials said a county sheriff’s bus carrying 25 people and three other buses carrying military personnel were involved. The accident occured when one of the military buses rear-ended the inmate bus.

4 bus crash LA County Inmate Bus Involved In Crash On 5 Freeway

(credit: CBS)

Officials said eight people were injured including one member of the military who was taken to a local hospital in critical condition. Five inmates were among those injured.

The northbound portion of the 5 Freeway was closed as a result.

(©2011 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)


More From CBS Los Angeles

KNX 1070 Newsradio
Follow Us On Twitter

Listen Live