6 hurt when bus, pickup col­lide

Los Angeles Times - - THE STATE - — Matt Hamil­ton

Six peo­ple were in­jured Wed­nes­day night when a bus col­lided with a pickup and struck a light pole in Lake­wood.

The Long Beach Tran­sit bus was en route to down­town Long Beach from Bellflower when the ac­ci­dent hap­pened about 6:10 p.m., city tran­sit spokesman Kevin Lee said.

All four pas­sen­gers on board were taken to the hos­pi­tal with in­juries, Lee said.

The driver of the bus was trapped in the wreck­age for nearly two hours be­fore Los An­ge­les County fire­fight­ers were able to res­cue him, Lee said. The driver, whose name was not re­leased, was also taken to a hos­pi­tal.

The driver of the pickup was also in­jured, but emer­gency per­son­nel treated him at the scene, fire dis­patcher Miguel Or­nelas said.

The cause of the col­li­sion is un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

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