Approximately 3:22 this evening, a BMW reportedly ran a red light at the intersection of Soto Street at 1st, and collided with a school bus. There is one dead at the scene; KABC-7 reports that he or she was either a pedestrian or riding a bicycle. There were injuries on the bus, but none are reported to be life threatening.
The occupants of the car fled the scene on foot, but were apprehended by a nearby construction worker.
Update: Despite a statement from a witness that the person killed had been riding a bicycle, it appears that the victim was a pedestrian, rather than a bicyclist. The bad news is, an innocent person is dead because some jackass felt a need to run a red light fast enough to knock over a school bus.
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As someone who rode a LAUSD school bus for nine years, I am so saddened and horrified by this crash.
Also, there’s something about a BMW’s ease of acceleration that is scary to me as a ped, cyclist and Xootr Scooterer.