Saturday, January 17, 2004

Blue Line Hits Teen Driver in Long Beach

Police Seek Identity of Driver Hurt in Crash

Los Angeles Times
January 20, 2004

Police were seeking the public’s help Monday in identifying a motorist who survived a crash with a Blue Line train.

The crash occurred at 9:11 p.m. Saturday when a tan 1985 Toyota Corolla turned into the path of a train at Long Beach Boulevard and Burnett Street, said Officer Greg Schirmer. The car’s license plate number is 5CPH259.

The driver, a male Latino believed to be in his late teens, with no identification, remained hospitalized and was unable to communicate.

Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Brian Watt at (562) 570-5520.