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Very sudden stop for RTD bus
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Ruebsamen, James
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 February 27, 1986 reads, "Paramedics carry one of 12 injured passengers from a bus that was rammed from behind at Central and Slauson avenues by a car traveling at an estimated 90 mph yesterday. None of the riders was seriously hurt on the crowded RTD No. 53 bus, which had halted at a stop. But the driver of the car, Norman Lewis, 38, of Lynwood, and his passenger, Eddie Wright, 37, of Los Angeles, were taken to Daniel Freeman Hospital in critical condition. Police said charges of drunken driving would be filed against Lewis, who was removed from the vehicle with a "jaws of life" device. Trains on nearby railroad tracks were delayed till wreckage was cleared."
1 photographic print :b&w ;24 x 34 cm. on sheet 26 x 36 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
Southern California Rapid Transit District
Traffic accident victims--California--Los Angeles
Traffic accidents--California--Los Angeles
Buses--California--Los Angeles
Rescues--California--Los Angeles
Streets--California--South Los Angeles (Los Angeles)
Central Avenue (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Slauson Avenue (Los Angeles, Calif.)
South Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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