blogdowntown 89.3 KPCC | Southern California Public Radio
Not currently logged in. [Login or Create an Account]

Stay Connected

@blogdowntown on Twitter
blogdowntown on Facebook


 

Blue Line train collides with car near downtown LA; four injured

By Hayley Fox
Published: Friday, September 14, 2012, at 02:42PM
Flickr via fredcamino

A Metro Blue line train collided with a car this afternoon on Washington and Broadway.

Four people were injured this afternoon when a Metro Blue Line train collided with a car on Washington Boulevard and Broadway.

Cecil Manresa of the Los Angeles Fire Department said all of those hurt had been riding the train, and they were transported to local hospitals with minor injuries. Manresa said the car involved in the incident was a mid-size SUV.

This is the second Metro incident to occur in downtown L.A. today; at around 5 a.m. a 2 Line bus collided with a car at the intersection of 2nd Street and Broadway. At least eight people were injured, including the driver of the car.

The Los Angeles Times reports that authorities say the driver was heading east on 2nd Street and texting when the motorist ran a red light and collided with the Metro bus.

Although not a Metro accident, there was a third bus incident Downtown this morning, when an empty Montebello Transit bus fell from the 5th Street overpass after its breaks somehow disengaged.

This afternoon's Blue Line accident is the second one in less than a month to involve the Metro train. On August 27, a train and a Metro bus collided at Washington Boulevard and San Pedro Street, sending more than 40 passengers to area hospitals.

SHARE:

Tweet This Story || Share on Facebook


 


blogdowntown Photo Pool

Photos of Downtown contributed by readers like you. Want to add your shots?

Second Baptist Church, Paul R. Williams 1925Will You Marry Me?Walt Disney Concert Hall - Before SunriseBrewWell ~ Recklessly Chocolate Cake ~CicLAvia April 2014, Wilshire RouteNorthern View of the LA River from the 7th Street BridgeGalleria Mazzini c.1870-1880,  GenovaLos Angeles Athletic Club, John Parkinson & Edwin Bergstrom 19122014 LA MARATHON WHEELCHAIR7th and Broadway Newsstand, Downtown Los AngelesCicLAvia April 2014, Wilshire Route