JUNE 23, 2009 - PASADENA - An accident involving a Pasadena ARTS bus and a car on Tuesday morning
has injured seven people. Paramedics were sent to Holly Street and Raymond
Ave at about 10:30 a.m. The bus apparently jumped the curb during the
collision. It knocked down a traffic signal before finally coming to a
stop against a palm tree.
According to police, one of the vehicles ran a red light before the bus
accident, but they are still investigating who was at fault here. Seven
people sustained moderate injuries, including back and neck injuries.
At least three other people sustained minor injuries, and were treated
at the scene and released. The driver of the sedan was also evaluated
at the scene before being released.
According to police, it was extremely fortunate that there were no injuries
to pedestrians at the site. There usually tends to be heavy pedestrian
traffic in the area as people walk in and out of the Senior Center. Investigations
into the bus accident have already begun, and will take a while to complete.