Los Angeles Bus Crash Sends 35 People to Hospitals

A Los Angeles Metro bus sideswiped a dump truck before colliding with a car in Hollywood Tuesday morning, sending 35 people to the hospital.

Crews responded to 7673 Hollywood Boulevard around 7:57 a.m. after receiving the call and found the three vehicles involved in the crash, according to a department news release.

Witnesses told officials that the bus attempted to avoid the driverless dump truck that rolled down an incline into its path when the chain-reaction crash occurred.

The driver of the sedan was trapped when the front end of the vehicle became partially wedged under the bus.

Firefighters removed the motorists while triage was performed for the 37 other people involved in the crash.

The woman removed from the wreckage suffered a fractured left leg and other injuries and was transported to a local trauma center in serious condition.

The woman's young daughter was riding in the backseat of the car and was able to safely exit the vehicle before fire crews arrived and was taken to a nearby pediatric hospital.

The driver of the bus and 32 passengers were all transported to local hospitals for minor injuries.

Three bus passengers decline treatment and were released at the scene.

The crash remains under investigation by the LAPD and Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

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