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Fatal Bus Accident Shears Hydrant, Downs Power Lines in Harbor Gateway

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A Gardena municipal bus struck "a fire hydrant, a few cars and power lines in Harbor Gateway" at around 5:45 this morning, according to abc7. The driver was killed. Crews are working to turn off the water that shot into the air when the hydrant was sheared, and the DWP is working to restore the power lost to about 3,300 area customers who were thrown in the dark when the accident downed power lines. "TV reports say the driver may have suffered a heart attack and lost control of the bus, although [LAPD spokeswoman Norma] Eisenman says she cannot confirm that," notes CBS2.

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