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8 Injured In Collision Involving Metro Bus, Car In Mid-City Area

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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Authorities Sunday said eight people were injured in a collision involving a Metro Transit bus and a Ford Taurus in the Mid-City area.

The crash at Venice Boulevard and Spaulding Avenue was reported just after 6:30 a.m.

Brian Humphrey, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department, said one person, who was trapped inside the car, was freed.

Art Barron, reporting for CBS2 and KCAL9, said there were approximately 40 to 50 passengers on board the bus at the time.

Police told Barron that the vehicle was heading eastbound when it made a sudden turn in front of the bus, resulting in a collision.

“The bus is traveling westbound on Venice and the Taurus is traveling eastbound on Venice and right at Spaulding, the vehicle made a left hand turn in front of the bus,” said LAPD Sgt. Rita Woodle.

Six passengers from the bus were taken to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries. Barron said two passengers inside the Taurus were taken to the hospital with unknown injuries.

No further information was immediately available.

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