Metro train crash leaves at least five hurt

first_img 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LOS ANGELES – A Metro Gold line train heading to Pasadena and another vehicle collided earlier this morning at Avenue 50 and Figueroa Street in the Mount Washington area of Los Angeles. The train and the vehicle caught fire after the car T-boned the train around 7:10 a.m. Service will be disrupted for at least a few hours, officials said. Five people were transported to the hospital, said Metropolitan Transportation Authority spokesman Mark Littman. Initial reports indicated one died, but that has not yet been confirmed, Littman said. The Gold Line extends between Pasadena to Union Station in downtown Los Angeles and was opened in 2003. “It is extremely rare that we have any accidents on the Gold Line,” Littman said. Last week, six people were injured when a Metro Gold Line train from Pasadena collided with a pickup truck and derailed in Highland Park. Witnesses told Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials the pickup’s driver may have run a stop signal before colliding with the train at about 7:45 a.m. at 55th Street and Marmion Way in the Highland Park district of Los Angeles, said Jose Ubaldo, Metro’s senior spokesman. last_img

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