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MTA Bus Crash Injures Eight in West Hills

Eight people were injured last Saturday when a MTA bus collided with two cars in West Hills. Authorities say that the traffic accident occurred late Saturday afternoon around 5 p.m. at the intersection of West Sherman Way and Fallbrook Avenue.

The driver of one of the passenger vehicles is reported to have been rushed to the hospital in critical condition and seven people suffered minor personal injuries.

All eight individuals were taken to the hospital and it is unclear what caused the accident. Footage of the crash shows fire fighters and first responders at the scene. There is also a damaged red van which appears to have been involved in the crash but it is unknown if the critically injured driver came from this vehicle.

Bus crashes are less common than other types of traffic accidents but typically involve more injuries when they do occur. Bus passengers are less likely to suffer serious personal injuries in traffic accidents, but minor injuries are common due to the lack of safety restraints in most buses. When a car and bus collide, it is much more common for the occupants of the passenger vehicle to be seriously injured, which appears to be the case in this particular accident.

Source: KABC-TV, "MTA bus crashes into 2 cars, injures 8 people," June 2, 2012

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