Authorities say the driver of a mid-sized sedan was killed when his vehicle collided with a Metro bus in Los Angeles's San Fernando Valley. Seven passengers on the bus suffered minor injuries.
Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey says the accident happened shortly before 3 p.m. Monday in North Hollywood. All of the approximately 20 people aboard the bus were able to exit the vehicle on their own.
"It appears the driver of the Ford Fiesta went through the red light at the corner of Saticoy and Laurel Canyon and struck our bus smack in the middle of the intersection. In fact, there are large gauges in the intersection right in the middle right where the collision occurred," said Metro spokesman Paul Gonzales. "The investigation is being head by Valley Traffic Division of the Los Angeles Police Department, and they'll investigate the circumstances of the crash."
Gonzales says they are unsure how fast the sedan was driving at the time.
Those injured ranged in age from 5 to 65 and included the bus driver. They were taken to hospitals after complaining of pain.
The car's driver was pronounced dead at the scene. His name and age were not immediately available. The cause of the crash is under investigation.
Correction: An earlier version of this story reported that nine bus passengers were injured. We confirmed with Metro spokesman Paul Gonzales that seven people were hurt and sent to area hospitals.