Friday, August 18, 2006

Blue Line Injures Motorist at Venice

Car, Blue Line Train Results In Minor Injuries

August 19, 2006

LOS ANGELES ― A woman was injured Friday after she turned her car into the path of a Blue Line train, a Los Angeles Fire Department official said.

The collision happened near Flower Street and Venice Boulevard at 6:20 p.m., department spokesman Brian Ballton said. Three ambulances were sent to the scene, but no one was taken to a hospital.

"Both occupants of the car were wearing seat belts," Ballton said. "If they hadn't been, it's a high probability they would have been severely hurt."

The only person injured from the accident was the driver of the car, and she was treated at the scene and released, he said.

If someone was in the back seat of the car, where the train hit, there would have been critical injuries, Ballton said.

There were 80 passengers on the train.