Several hurt in Los Angeles prison bus accident

Unrelated photo of a Los Angeles County prisoner bus in June 2009.
Unrelated photo of a Los Angeles County prisoner bus in June 2009. 888bailbonds/Flickr (Creative Commons-licensed)

Authorities say a freeway accident involving a Los Angeles County jail bus has left 27 people with minor injuries.

Sheriff's Lt. Maxine Kallenberger says the bus was taking inmates back from the Long Beach courthouse to the Men's Central Jail in downtown Los Angeles when it was involved in a three-car accident on a nearby freeway at about noon Wednesday.

The bus wasn't badly damaged and drove back to the jail, where those on board were examined.

Kallenberger says 24 inmates and three sheriff's deputies were treated after complaining of pain but their injuries were minor.

The accident is under investigation.
 

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