Los Angeles Times

2 injured at LAX as shuttle bus hits pillar

- By Christian Martinez

Two people were in serious condition Thursday after being injured when a shuttle bus crashed at Los Angeles Internatio­nal Airport, authoritie­s said.

The LAX-operated bus, carrying about 23 people and a driver, crashed about 12:20 p.m., according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The crash occurred when a driver for a shuttle taking passengers to and from the LAXit ride pickup lot “miscalcula­ted a turn and collided with a pillar at the lower level of Circle Way and Center Way,” LAX police said in a statement.

Two people were taken to a hospital in serious condition, the Fire Department said. Seven other people were transporte­d for treatment of minor injuries.

LAX officials said the incident affected traffic around the airport for around two hours.

The Los Angeles Police Department is investigat­ing the crash.

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