Los Angeles bus and train crash injures dozens
- 27 August 2012
- From the section US & Canada
Dozens of people have been injured after a bus collided with train at a Los Angeles junction.
A public transit bus hit a street-level Metro train at about 07:00 (14:00 GMT), and then crashed into light poles, officials said.
Video footage showed several people being carried to ambulances, but officials said none of the injuries were considered life-threatening.
The cause of the crash is under investigation.
Officials said the bus sustained major damage and the train lines would now be running on a delayed schedule.
Most of those injured were passengers on the train, with about 50 people on the bus and 200 on the train at the time of the crash.
Javier Lazo, a passenger on the train behind the one that crashed, told local television station KTLA "everybody went into chaos".
"They slammed the brakes pretty hard so that's when we knew," he said.