Friday, November 6, 2009

20 injured in Silver Lake bus accident *


An accident tonight involving an MTA bus on Glendale Boulevard at the 2 Freeway left about 20 people injured, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. Most of the injuries were minor but LAFD spokeswoman Diana Igawa said that two people are in critical condition. The accident. which was reported at about 6:30 PM on the border of Silver Lake and Echo Park, involved a bus and two vehicles, Igawa said.

Glendale Boulevard is closed down in the area, reports the LAPD Central Traffic Bureau. Resident reports on Twitter say that traffic is jammed on Glendale Boulevard and surrounding streets.

"The bus seemed to have been on fire for a time, the whole front crushed and burnt ... victims sitting on the median and the side of the road," said one person who left a comment on this post. "Pretty wild."

* Update @ 10:06 PM: Southbound Glendale Boulevard at the 2 Freeway was still closed shortly before 10 PM as crews prepared to tow away the bus. Initial reports located the accident north of the freeway but the collision apparently took place south of the 2 Freeway. LA Now reports the MTA 92 bus was headed northbound when the accident occurred.

Related story:
MTA bus crash injured 19 people. Associated Press

2 comments:

  1. We were passing through that area. It was actually south of the 2 in Echo Park. The bus had rammed into the dirt hill where the 2 off ramp merges onto Glendale, heading south. It looked bad. The bus seemed to have been on fire for a time, the whole front crushed and burnt. There were many cars involved, I would say at least 4 or maybe 5. Victims sitting on the median and the side of the road. Pretty wild. We passed the scene at 6:45pm.

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  2. That's such a dangerous intersection. Every day I see folks making illegal left and u-turns on southbound Glendale Blvd to get onto the 2 Fwy.

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