A collision between a Metro bus, and SUV, and a small sedan sent eleven people to the hospital Wednesday evening in the Palms area of Culver City.
According to reports from the Los Angeles Fire Department, the crash took place in the 9700 block of Venice Boulevard just after 5:45 p.m. where witnesses said that a black SUV crashed into a white sedan, carrying the two into the midsection of 60 foot bus full of passengers.
The crash injured a total of 11 people, ranging in ages from 21 to 80 years old. The most seriously injured was the driver of the SUV, who was in serious condition, needing a team of PAFD paramedics for treatment and stabilization.
The remaining ten who suffered injuries were treated on the scene for mild to moderate damage and transported to nearby hospitals in the area.
The cause of the accident is currently under investigation by a joint effort of the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. There is no word on what lead to the initial crash between the SUV and sedan, nor the presence of any influencing substances like alcohol.
The accident forced the closure of Venice Boulevard for multiple hours while debris was being swept up from the crash and victims received treatment. All lanes were reopened for business by late evening.
Residents in the area are speculating that the accident was caused by a failure to yield by the SUV, which was trying to jump across several lanes during rush hour traffic, though others blame the bus driver, claiming that MTA bus drivers through the area frequently drive in dangerous and somewhat reckless ways.
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