Monday, August 27, 2007

Blue Line Hits Truck and Injures 6 in Downtown LA

6 Injured When Truck, Blue Line Train Collide

August 27, 2007

LOS ANGELES ― Six people were injured when a truck and a Metro Blue Line train collided south of downtown late Monday, affecting rail travel between Los Angeles and Long Beach, authorities said.

The accident took place at 5:26 p.m. at the intersection of Washington Boulevard and Maple Avenue, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Helen Gilstrap.

At least three people were taken to medical centers, he said, but an MTA official described their injuries as minor.

Rail travel between Los Angeles and Long Beach was affected by the collision, Gilstrap said. A bus bridge will be established between the Grand Avenue and San Pedro Street stations, she said.

Gilstrap said it was unclear how long the service would be interrupted.