ALHAMBRA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say eight passengers were hurt when the driver of a transit bus lost control of the vehicle on a Southern California freeway.
Capt. Dean Hartshorn of the Alhambra Fire Department says the bus was traveling west on the 210 Freeway shortly before 9 p.m. Tuesday when it careened into a sound wall.
The vehicle then ricocheted across the freeway's westbound lanes and struck the center divider before the driver got it back under control. No other vehicle was hit.
Hartshorn says eight of the bus's 15 passengers were taken to hospitals. Seven appeared to have suffered only minor injuries.
California Highway Patrol Officer Patrick Kimball says the driver may have fallen asleep at the wheel.
The accident closed all of the freeway's westbound lanes for two hours.