Friday, January 5, 2007

Man Killed by Blue Line in North Long Beach

Man hit, killed by commuter train

Los Angeles Times
January 06, 2007

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a Blue Line commuter train Friday afternoon, a transit official said.

The incident occurred about 4:30 p.m. as the southbound train approached Spring Street at Del Mar Avenue, said Helen Gilstrap, a spokeswoman for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. The male victim was not identified.

The Blue Line was closed for more than two hours while police investigated the incident.

Pedestrian Struck, Killed By Train In Long Beach

January 5, 2007

LONG BEACH, Calif. ― A pedestrian was fatally struck by a southbound Metro Blue Line train in Long Beach late Friday.

The collision happened at 4:35 p.m. at Spring Street and Del Mar Avenue, MTA spokeswoman Helen Gilstrap said.

Kenneth W. Strong, 57, walked in front of the train, said Gilstrap.

Gilstrap said the MTA established a bus "bridge" between Willow and Wardlow Road to take the passengers to their destinations.

"People will not be stranded," Gilstrap said, although delays of two to three hours were expected.