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

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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.

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Comments (17)
  1. Mike says:

    Hey! There is ONLY 1 bus full on convicts. The other 3 are full of soldiers. We had to stop suddenly courtesy of some woman in a mercedes that cut off the lead bus causing the county bus to slam on its brakes and the 3 Army buses ran into eachother and the convict bus. I’d know, I’m on one of them. Thanks.

  2. Barbi Winters says:

    You goy Mike! haha.

  3. Barbi Winters says:

    I meant to say, You Go Mike! haha. Hope EVERYONE is okay…..

  4. Lillith says:

    Thx for clearing that up!

  5. i See! says:

    Hope everyone is ok.

    I’m sure Mayor Villaraigosa will make his appearance in a bit. That gangster in a suit is everywhere he isn’t supposed to be.

    1. Robert says:

      Hey dork why would he make an appearance if he’s the mayor for the city no the county and look were this happend it wasn’t in los Angeles. It happened in commerce. Get your ghetto ass back to school

      1. Villaraigosa is a rat says:


        “he’s the mayor for the city no the county”

        Seriously? Calling me ghetto. Grammar son!

      2. icecream says:

        Hey Robert, maybe you were asleep a couple of years ago when Mayor VivaLaRaza “just happened” to be in El Salvador when there was a mini riot in McArthur Park. Why would the Los Angeles mayor need to be in Central America at a time when he should be taking care of his city? Or maybe he was out banging another Telemundo reporter.

  6. suzy says:

    poor MIke. did the BMW stop??

  7. Phiilip says:

    why don’t we ever see that puke in a short sleeved shirt?

    1. 2+2=? says:

      ^bcuz he has a lot of tattoos, that’s how he gets all the ladies..

  8. kdlando says:

    Man the the inmates on the county bus are handcufed together with no seat belts sitting on metal benches surrounded by steel cages with no padding at all at least the millitary buses have normal seating and seatbelts

    1. chris says:

      @kdlando…here is a new concept; Don’t be a passenger on the inmate bus and maybe you won’t get hurt.

  9. j says:

    Thanks for serving our country mike. Hope u boys are all ok.

  10. Guy on the bus says:

    Crazy how we slammed into a serial killer haha.. Man I guess its not his day.. Or mine for the matter of fact.. First accident had to be a really bad one..

  11. Cindy says:

    HA HA HA HA HA HA HA another one that should of been left out. there are alot of people to be sued here and I hope mike gets a big piece of the pie.didn’t you mean to say thanks for serving our “COUNTY” ha ha ha I wonder why they didn’t write anything about “no officers were hurt in this incident” ha ha ha. I kind of can’t wait to see how this one is going to go.

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