1 Dead, 1 Seriously Injured After Metro Bus Crashes Into Vehicles, Crowded Taco Stand in Willowbrook

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A Metro bus crashed into multiple vehicles and a crowded taco stand in the early hours of Sunday in Willowbrook, leaving a man dead and another person seriously hurt, officials said.

An additional number of people suffered minor injuries, California Highway Patrol Officer Jesus Sanchez told KTLA.

The incident unfolded around 2 a.m. near Alameda and 131st streets when a Metro bus, for reasons yet to be determined, struck a Honda SUV, Sanchez said. The bus then slammed into other parked cars in the vicinity before hitting a taco stand surrounded by several people, he said.

The crash involved a total of five vehicles, including the bus, according to CHP.

All 10 passengers in the bus did not sustain any injuries, the agency said.

Some 10 people were on the curb, including two who got seriously injured and were taken to a hospital, police said. One of them died, according to authorities.

Witnesses said the man killed in the crash had been trapped underneath a van.

Video from the scene shows the bus's windshield heavily damaged.

The incident remained under investigation by authorities and Metro officials.

"We want people to pay attention and travel safe throughout the holiday weekend," Sanchez said.

Willowbrook is an unincorporated area in South Los Angeles.

 

 

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