Bus Crash in Westwood Leaves 13 Injured, Prompts Closure of Wilshire Boulevard

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More than a dozen people were injured early Saturday after a bus jumped a curb and crashed into a tree in Westwood, authorities said.

A bus crashed into a tree before hitting a power pole in Westwood, leaving 13 people hurt on Aug. 22, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

A bus crashed into a tree before hitting a power pole in Westwood, leaving 13 people hurt on Aug. 22, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

The single-vehicle collision occurred shortly after 3 a.m. on Wilshire Boulevard between Manning and Thayer avenues, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Investigators said the force of the crash resulted in a power pole being knocked down.

"The bus ran off the road, jumped the curb, hit the tree, the tree fell down and took the electrical with it," Elizabeth Ellis of the Los Angeles Police Department said.

A total of 13 people were hurt in the crash, including four people who were transported to an area hospital with minor injuries, Los Angeles Fire Department officials said.

The other patients were treated at the crash site, Ellis said.

The collision prompted the temporary closure of Wilshire Boulevard in both directions, CHP's incident log stated.

The cause of the collision was under investigation.

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