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RTD crash in South Los Angeles
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Knudsen, Anne
Date Created and/or Issued
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph caption dated October 5, 1985 reads, "An RTD bus bound for Eagle Rock made it no further than this palm tree at Figueroa and 46th streets yesterday, and 26 people found themselves headed for a hospital instead. Police said the bus driver hit the brakes when an oncoming van made a left turn in his path. The bus, with 50 aboard, skidded into a lamppost and came to rest against the tree. That's the bus driver on the stretcher at left. Frightened by electrical wires brought down when the pole fell, the screaming passengers scrambled out of windows, witnesses said. Ambulances rushed victims to six hospitals, where almost all the injuries were called minor."
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 36 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
Southern California Rapid Transit District
Buses--California--Los Angeles
Traffic accidents--California--Los Angeles
Traffic accident victims--California--Los Angeles
Fire fighters--California--Los Angeles
Allied health personnel--California--Los Angeles
Police--California--Los Angeles
Streets--California--South Los Angeles (Los Angeles)
Figueroa Street (Los Angeles, Calif.)
South Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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