15 people injured following crash involving bus in Long Beach


More than a dozen people were hurt Thursday in Long Beach when a car and a bus crashed, causing the bus to slam into a building.

The incident was reported at about 3:15 p.m. near the intersection of South Street and California Avenue, according to Long Beach Fire Department Capt. Jack Crabtree. Fifteen people were hurt in the crash, in which nine of those individuals were hospitalized.

Authorities said the crash happened when a sedan ran through a stop sign going south on California Avenue, causing the driver to crash into a bus that was traveling west on South Street.

Police did not release details on the severity of the injuries of those who were hurt. It is unclear if those individuals were passengers on the bus, occupants of the other vehicle involved in the crash or pedestrians.

The bus crashed into a two-story building, where the Boujie Crab restaurant was on the bottom floor. The eatery was closed at the time of the crash.

Capt. Crabtree said two residents on the second floor of the building were displaced as a result of the crash.

The investigation is ongoing.

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