Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Blue Line Hits Car at Olive St

Compact Car Hits Blue Line Train Near Downtown L.A.
The car's driver suffers minor injuries but no train passengers are hurt. Blue Line service is delayed about 20 minutes.

Los Angeles Times
By Francisco Vara-Orta
June 24, 2008

One motorist suffered minor injuries after her car struck a Blue Line train near downtown this morning, causing minimal delays, officials said.

The incident occurred about 6:40 a.m. at 219 W. Washington Blvd., near Olive Street, when the driver turned in front of the train in her compact sedan, said d'Lisa Davies, a Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman.

There were no injuries to the passengers on the three-car train, which was en route to downtown from Long Beach. The collision took place near the Blue Line's Grand Avenue station. The motorist was transported to California Hospital Medical Center with minor injuries, Davies said.

The incident caused about a 20-minute delay but service had resumed by 7:15 a.m., Metro spokeswoman Gayle Anderson said.

The Blue Line train involved in the incident was cleared from the scene, and moved to an off-track area at 7th Street/Metro Center for further examination by mechanics. Passengers were allowed to board the next train, Anderson said.