A San Diego police cruiser. Photo by Chris Stone

A car and a sheriff’s jail-transport bus collided on a Core-Columbia thoroughfare Wednesday afternoon, leaving one inmate passenger with minor injuries and closing a short stretch of the street for about an hour.

The crash on A Street at Fifth Avenue was reported about 3 p.m., according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

The driver of the Tesla sedan that hit the bus was uninjured. Medics evaluated the roughly 15 female inmates aboard the coach and determined that one of them had suffered superficial injuries. She declined medical treatment, SDFRD spokeswoman Monica Munoz said.

Police shut down A Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues until a tow truck had hauled off the damaged passenger car. The jail bus was able to continue its assigned route to and from the downtown Superior Court complex from Las Colinas women’s jail in Santee, sheriff’s Lt. Christopher May said.

— City News Service 

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