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East Los Angeles bus crash injures 14; teen arrested for DUI

The scene of an East L.A.  crash  between a car and a bus near the intersection of Whittier Boulevard and Downey Road
Investigators at the scene of an East L.A. crash between a car and a bus near the intersection of Whittier Boulevard and Downey Road
(Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

A commuter bus collided with a car Wednesday in East Los Angeles, injuring 14 people, three of them critically, Fire Department officials said.

The 17-year-old driver of a yellow Volkswagen Beetle was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after the crash with a Metro bus about 10:45 a.m.

Fourteen people were taken to the hospital, three in critical condition and 11 with minor injuries, fire officials said.

TV news reports showed the wrecked Volkswagen smashed between the front of the bus and a traffic-light pole as people were wheeled away on gurneys.


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