16 Hurt When RTD Bus, Truck Collide

A Southern California Rapid Transit District bus carrying 62 people collided with a truck at a busy downtown intersection Wednesday, injuring 16 people, none seriously.

RTD spokeswoman Usha Viswanathan said the bus was moving north on Vermont Avenue near 9th Street when a southbound truck swerved to avoid a stopped vehicle and smashed into the side of the bus.

Eight people were taken to hospitals, including one passenger with a broken arm.

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