Monday, June 28, 1999

Blue Line Hits Police Car & Injures 6

6 Injured as Blue Line Train Hits Police Car

Los Angeles Times
June 29, 1999

Six people, including an LAPD officer, suffered minor injuries Monday morning when a Blue Line train crashed into an unmarked police car, authorities said.

The crash occurred about 11 a.m. at 7th Street and Long Beach Boulevard, said Jana Blair of the Long Beach Police Department.

The train operator and four passengers complained of injuries and were examined at a hospital, said Ed Scannel of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. The train was held up about an hour, Scannel said.

The Los Angeles police officer was on his way to pick up his partner for training at the LAPD’s Harbor Division, Blair said.

The northbound train was going about 25 mph, Blair said, and the officer indicated he did not see it. But the details of the accident are still unclear, she said.