Thursday, March 1, 2007

Blue Line Hits Woman in Compton

Woman Dashes Across Tracks, Hit By Blue Line Train

March 2, 2007

COMPTON, Calif. ― A woman who was struck by a Metro Blue Line train in Compton was hospitalized in good condition, a sheriff's sergeant said.

The accident occurred about 10:50 p.m. Thursday at the Alondra Boulevard grade crossing, said Sgt. Judson Doyle of the sheriff's Compton station.

"According to eyewitnesses, she just appeared to be in a hurry," he said. "Luckily, the train just barely clipped her."

The woman was taken to Long Beach Memorial Medical Center to be treated for what Doyle described as minor leg injuries.

The woman was crossing from east to west when she was struck by a southbound train, he said. The grade crossing is controlled by flashing lights and barrier arms.

It was unclear if the woman would be cited in connection with the accident, pending the outcome an investigation, Doyle said.