Thursday, October 25, 1990

Blue Line Kills 4 Year Old and Mother, 12 Hours After Injuring 4 Others

4 Hurt in Latest Blue Line Crash

Los Angeles Times
October 25, 1990

Los Angeles, CA - Four people in a car making a left turn were injured in a collision with a Blue Line train today, less than 12 hours after a mother and her son were killed in another accident along the Los Angeles-to-Long Beach line.

The latest accident occurred about 8:10 a.m. in Long Beach at Burnett Street and Long Beach Boulevard after the driver of the car turned into the southbound train three blocks south of the Willow Station, said Rick Jager, a spokesman for the Southern California Rapid Transit District.

In the earlier incident, Graciela Marinero, 26, of Los Angeles, and her 4-year-old son, Willie Torres, were killed about 8:45 p.m. Wednesday when their car was struck by a Blue Line train at a South-Central Los Angeles intersection.

The victims in today's collision were taken to Long Beach Memorial Hospital, Jager said. A hospital spokesman said the four-all Cambodians-suffered minor injuries.