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3 hurt when bus, car, big rig collide on 210

An MTA bus and a truck collided on the 210 West in the Pasadena area, causing major delays during the morning commute.

March 30, 2010 12:08:36 AM PDT
Three people were injured, two seriously, in a Metro bus crash on the westbound 210 Freeway in the Pasadena area on Tuesday.The crash was reported shortly before 6 a.m. at Sierra Madre Boulevard. An MTA bus, big rig and car collided and blocked three right lanes, causing major delays during the morning commute.

All three victims were transported to a local hospital. A woman driving the bus had moderate injuries, while the man driving the big rig was in serious condition. A man in a black Lexus sedan received minor injuries.

The cab of the big rig became separated from the trailer and tumbled down an embankment onto the Sierra Madre Boulevard onramp to the westbound freeway, Derderian said. The trailer was left on its side.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

The bus is a Metro Orange Line bus that the MTA contracts out to Southland Transit.

City News Service contributed to this story.