Metro bus accident leaves 1 dead

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NORTH HOLLYWOOD (CNS) – A motorist who rear-ended a Metro bus in North Hollywood was killed today and nine people were hospitalized with minor injuries, including at least one child.

The crash occurred just before 3 p.m. at Saticoy Street and Laurel Canyon Boulevard, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department’s Brian Humphrey.

The male driver of the car that struck the bus was pronounced dead at the scene.

Paramedics checked about 20 people on the bus, and nine people, including the bus driver, were taken to hospitals. They ranged in age from 5 to 65, and all had very minor injuries, Humphrey said.

The cause of the crash was not immediately known.

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