At least 14 people were injured in Long Beach on Thursday afternoon when a passenger bus collided with a speeding vehicle in a violent crash. According to the Long Beach Police Department, the injuries of the victims vary from minor to critical.
At approximately 3:15 p.m., a collision occurred at the intersection of South Street and California Avenue. Security camera footage captured a Dodge Charger running through a stop sign before colliding with the side of a bus. The force of the impact caused the car to be propelled in front of the bus, which subsequently crashed into a nearby restaurant.
The storefront was completely destroyed by the bus, which then lodged the Charger into the side of the building.
Using the jaws of life tool, firefighters were able to rescue both the driver and passenger of the sedan. Unfortunately, 11 passengers and the driver of the bus sustained injuries during the accident. Paramedics tended to the injured and transported nine patients to the hospital for further treatment.
The Red Cross relocated at least one of the two individuals who were living in the apartment above the restaurant. South Street between Myrtle and Lewis Avenues was closed by authorities to tend to the injured and conduct a criminal investigation.
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