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Driver Who Plowed Into Crowded Bus Platform Failed His Sobriety Test
A motorist who drove about 80 MPH into a crowd of people atop a Metro bus platform failed his sobriety test, the California Highway Patrol announced today, and those results prompted the man's arrest.
51-year-old Stephen L. Lubin of Sun Valley managed to get his 2009 Honda Fit into the bus-only lane of the Harbor (110) Freeway mid-afternoon Wednesday, and swerved to avoid rear-ending a bus, describes City News Service. Lubin then plowed into the raised Metro Silver Line bus platform, injuring seven people.
All but one of the injured people were taken to the hospital in serious to critical condition, while one person was treated at the scene. Lubin himself wound up slamming his car into a pole at the bus platform had to be taken to the hospital for treatment for minor injuries.
The CHP calls the accident's current investigation "complex."
"Metro chief Art Leahy said at Thursday's board meeting that he has requested a review that will examine the transitway, signage and other safety issues, and he wants a report within 60 days," reports L.A. Now.
Lubin has not yet been booked, notes CNS, "likely because he was being treated at a hospital."