Crash involving city bus, 2 trucks, shuts down PCH

A three-car crash that included a city bus took out a light pole and shut down westbound Pacific Coast Highway at Olive Avenue Tuesday morning.

The wreck left the light pole lying on top of the bus and two pickup trucks banged up nearby a little before 8 a.m.

A worker removes the street signs from the light pole perched on top of the bus after a crash at PCH and Olive on Jan. 29, 2019. Photo by Jeremiah Dobruck.

A worker removes the street signs from the light pole perched on top of the bus. Photo by Jeremiah Dobruck.

A man who said he was in one of the trucks had bandages on his face and blood on his shirt, but he said he was OK. Police said nobody needed to be taken to the hospital.

Other than the driver, nobody was on the bus when the crash happened, police said. They’re still investigating what caused the crash.

A city crew was working on getting the light pole out of the roadway and replaced.

Two pickup trucks were involved in a crash with a city bus at Olive Avenue and Pacific Coast Highway Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. Photo by Jeremiah Dobruck.

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Jeremiah Dobruck is the breaking news editor for the Long Beach Post. He began his journalism career in 2007 as an intern at Palos Verdes Peninsula News and has worked for The Forum Newsgroup in New York City, the Daily Pilot and the Press-Telegram. He lives in Torrance with his wife, Lindsey, and their two young children.
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