LOS ANGELES—Authorities say a prison bus accident near a downtown Los Angeles jail has caused several minor injuries.

Los Angeles County sheriff's officials say the bus, carrying two deputies and 38 inmates, got into a minor traffic collision around noon Wednesday near the Men's Central Jail.

The bus was driven back to the jail, where paramedics examined occupants who complained of pain.

Television reports showed at least two men strapped to backboards but deputies say there are no major injuries.