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News Release

Monday, March 7, 2005

Media Relations

High School Student Dies in Collision with Bus


Los Angeles: Late Saturday night, March 5, 2005, four girls from Diamond Bar High School were injured after their 2004 Toyota Corolla struck an MTA bus after the Corolla ran a red light at Venice Boulevard and Grand Avenue, just south of downtown. One passenger in the Toyota died of head injuries at a local hospital.

The collision occurred at 11:30 PM when the Toyota, heading westbound on Venice Boulevard, failed to stop for the red light and hit an MTA bus, which was heading southbound on Grand Avenue . The Toyota's driver sustained chest injuries from the impact and was in stable condition at a local hospital. The bus driver was treated and released at a local hospital. The two other passengers in the Toyota were injured and taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Central Traffic Division detectives are looking for any witnesses to the collision. They can be reached at 213-972-1825. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).

This news release was prepared by the Los Angeles Police Department Media Relations Section. For questions please call 213-485-3586.