2 People Critical, Girl Injured After School Bus Collides With Car in Watts

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Two people were in critical condition and a twelve-year-old girl was injured when a school bus collided with a car in Watts Thursday morning.

Two people were sent to the hospital in critical condition Thursday morning after their car collided with a Los Angeles Unified school bus in Watts. (Credit: Al Seib/Los Angeles Times)

Two people were sent to the hospital in critical condition Thursday morning after their car collided with a Los Angeles Unified school bus in Watts. (Credit: Al Seib/Los Angeles Times)

The crash occurred near the intersection of East 103rd Street and Compton Avenue about 7:22 a.m., according to Margaret Stewart, a spokeswoman with the Los Angeles Fire Department.

One person inside the car had to be extricated by emergency crews, Stewart stated.

That patient, along with a second person who was in the car at the time of the crash, was taken to a hospital in critical condition, according to Stewart.

One girl aboard the bus suffered a minor injury, according to Stewart, who described the girl’s condition as fair.

Officials initially reported the girl had also been hospitalized, but later stated that no students from the bus were taken to the hospital.

There was no word on what may have caused the crash.