UPDATE 1:10 p.m.: Authorities have bow raised the number of people hurt in the crash to 27: All of the passengers and the driver on the L.A. County Metro bus, plus the driver and the passenger of the BMW.
L.A. firefighters now say that a woman was driving her 10-year-old daughter to school at the time of the crash. She suffered a broken leg, had to be cut from the car and is in the hospital in serious condition. The daughter freed herself from the wreckage and was treated for minor injuries.
The bus driver was hospitalized in fair condition and all of the passengers were treated for bumps, bruises and cuts.
UPDATE 9:45 a.m.: Authorities now say 17 people were hurt in a head-on crash between an L.A. County Metro bus and a car, which closed down Hollywood Boulevard.
Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey said witnesses reported that the bus was T-boned by a semi-truck on westbound Hollywood Boulevard at about 8 a.m. Tuesday, sending it into the eastbound lanes.
A Metropolitan Transportation Authority spokesman later said it was an unoccupied dump truck that rolled down a hill.
The woman driving the BMW and a 10-year-old girl had to be cut free from the car and were taken to hospitals in serious but stable condition, said Marc Littman, a spokesman for the MTA.
The spokesman also said 25 people were on the bus at the time of the crash. Fourteen passengers and the driver received minor injuries and were taken to hospitals for treatment.
PREVIOUSLY: At least one person is hurt after a Los Angeles County Metro transit bus smashed head-on into a car, closing down Hollywood Boulevard Tuesday morning.
The bus was carrying about 20 passengers when it was T-boned by a car on westbound Hollywood Boulevard shortly before 8 a.m., said Marc Littman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
The bus veered into the eastbound lanes and crashed head-on into a BMW. The driver of the car was injured and there may have been some minor injuries among those on the bus, Littman said.
Video from NBC LA showed the car wedged underneath the smashed front of the bus.