Freeway Bus Crash in Los Angeles Injures Dozens of People: Reports

Jack Phillips
By Jack Phillips
October 15, 2018US News
share

A bus crash in Los Angeles has left 40 people injured and shut down several freeway lanes, according to reports.

The crash took place on the 405 Freeway on Oct. 14, prompting all southbound lanes in the area to be shut down, ABC7 reported. Several other vehicles were involved in the crash.

A total of 40 people were reported hospitalized, and 25 were taken there via ambulance, the Los Angeles Fire Department said. Five are in serious condition, ABC7 reported.

The cause of the crash is being investigated. No other details about those who injured were available.

The Los Angeles Times reported that the victims’ ages range from 30 to 88.

Bus crash on freeway injures 40
A bus crash in Los Angeles has left 40 people injured and shut down several freeway lanes, according to reports on Oct. 14, 2018. (Fox)

The private bus was carrying around 37 people who were coming from a church event at the Forum in Inglewood, said California Highway Patrol Officer Wescon Haver, KTLA reported.

“Three of those patients did not have serious visible injuries however based on the severity of the impact, protocol deems their condition requiring paramedic transport,” the Fire Department told the station.

Freeway bus crash in LA
A bus crash in Los Angeles shut down several freeway lanes, snarling traffic for miles, on Oct. 14, 2018. (Fox)

Raymond Avila, who was stuck in traffic for three hours after the crash, said that he saw first responders coming back due to the traffic congestion.

“They could only fit one person at a time so they had to come back a bunch of times,” Avila told the outlet.

Bus crash in LA causes injury
The crash took place on the 405 Freeway on Oct. 14,2018, prompting all southbound lanes in the area to close. (Fox)

From The Epoch Times

ntd newsletter icon
Sign up for NTD Daily
What you need to know, summarized in one email.
Stay informed with accurate news you can trust.
By registering for the newsletter, you agree to the Privacy Policy.
Comments