Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Man Trips and is Killed by Blue Line at Hill Street

Man Dies Trying To Outrun Blue Line Train

November 27, 2007

LOS ANGELES ― A man who ran across the tracks, apparently trying to beat an oncoming Blue Line train, tripped and fell and was run over, the fire department reported.

The man, believed to be in his 50s, died at the scene of the 5:48 p.m. accident at Hill Street and Broadway, said d'Lisa Davies of the city fire department.

He was not immediately identified.

Davies said authorities hoped to have the train moved out of the intersection soon so other trains could resume their regular schedules.