Downtown MTD bus crashes with car

One bus rider sent to the hospital

Claire Scholl, NewsChannel 3 Assignment Editor, assignmentdesk@keyt.com
POSTED: 02:51 PM PDT Jul 23, 2013    UPDATED: 07:20 PM PDT Jul 23, 2013 
Carrillo at De La Vina car crash
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -

One person was sent to the hospital after a car collided with a MTD bus Tuesday.

It happened about noon on Carrillo and De La Vina streets.

Santa Barbara police said a white sedan was traveling west on Carrillo Street when the driver turned in front of a bus traveling east on the same road.

It was reported the woman said she thought the bus was going to make a left hand turn onto the one-way De La Vina Street. The woman's car then crashed into a pole.

One bus rider was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

The bus was on its way to the transit center when the accident occurred.

The bus driver was not hurt.

W Carrillo St & de la Vina St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101