Thursday, November 25, 2004

Blue Line Kills Man at Florence Station

Man Is Killed by MTA Blue Line Train in South L.A.

Los Angeles Times
November 26, 2004

A man was killed Thursday by a Metropolitan Transportation Authority Blue Line train in South Los Angeles, a sheriff's deputy said.

The man was struck about 3 p.m. on tracks near East Florence and Graham avenues, according to Deputy Tania Plunkett.

Sheriff's homicide detectives were investigating the death, Plunkett said. She said the section of light-rail line between Los Angeles and Long Beach was closed after the incident.

The man, whose identity was withheld pending notification of next of kin, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A person waiting near the Florence station platform fainted and was taken to a hospital after seeing the man struck, Plunkett said.

Man Struck, Killed By Train In Los Angeles

Associated Press
November 25, 2004

A man was struck and killed by a Metropolitan Transportation Authority train Thursday, authorities said.

Nobody on the train was hurt.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene after the 3 p.m. accident, Los Angeles County sheriff's Deputy Carlos Lopez said.

His identity was not immediately released.

The train, carrying 400 passengers from downtown to Long Beach, was delayed for about 30 minutes, MTA spokesman Jose Ubaldo said.

The accident was under investigation.