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7 injured when TriMet bus stops suddenly to avoid car

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Photo courtesy Forest Grove Fire and Rescue Photo courtesy Forest Grove Fire and Rescue
Photo courtesy Forest Grove Fire and Rescue Photo courtesy Forest Grove Fire and Rescue

Seven passengers were injured when a bus came to a sudden stop to avoid hitting a car in Forest Grove, TriMet authorities say.

Firefighters say the Line 57 bus was heading east on Pacific Avenue at Highway 47 at about 2:20 p.m. Tuesday when it was cut off by a car.

The driver made a quick stop and several people were thrown from their seats, including a man in a wheelchair. He was tossed 8 feet toward the front of the bus, crews say.

Of the seven injured people, four were taken with non-life-threatening injuries to a hospital.

It's not known how fast the bus was traveling, but it was in a 40 mph zone at the time.

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