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4 critically hurt in crash involving Metro bus in Compton, 9-year-old dies

Crash involving Metro bus leaves 5 people injured, 4 are critical
Crash involving Metro bus leaves 5 people injured, 4 are critical 00:50

A collision involving a Metro bus and a sedan in the Compton area Monday morning left four people critically injured, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Tuesday, authorities said a 9-year-old who was among the critically injured, died at a hospital.

A collision between a Metro bus and a silver sedan leaves four people in the car critically injured. KCALNews

The collision happened just before 10:30 a.m. at the Rosecrans Avenue and San Pedro Street intersection. 

The four critically injured people were treated at the scene before being transported to the hospital. The bus driver was taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

According to a statement Monday from Metro, "This morning, a vehicle collided with an eastbound Metro 127 bus at Rosecrans Avenue at San Pedro Street in West Ranch Dominguez. The Metro bus operator was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries. There were no reported passenger injuries on the bus."

The California Highway Patrol leads the investigation and said the 9-year-old boy was a passenger in the car, driven by a 41-year-old woman from Los Angeles. The two other women who were in the car are ages 35 and 40. 

There were no passengers on the Metro bus at the time of the accident.

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