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Los Angeles City firefighters remove an injured passenger from a Metro Blue Line train
that collided with an out-of-service bus near downtown Los Angeles.

Another Los Angeles Public Transit Collision Injures 15

September 19, 2008 12:15 PM
by Anne Szustek
A Los Angeles Blue Line train and an unoccupied public transit bus ran into each other Friday morning. So far only minor injuries have been reported.
The Blue Line train was heading southbound from downtown Los Angeles toward Long Beach at 6:17 a.m. PDT when a Metro bus allegedly ran a red light and crossed onto train tracks near Washington Boulevard and Griffith Avenue, according to reports from local NBC affiliate KNBC.

As many as 15 people were injured during the collision, sources at the Los Angeles Police Department told local ABC station KABC.

Officer Ana Aguirre of the LAPD told the Los Angeles Times that the injured passengers were believed to have suffered “just bumps and bruises.” Paramedics have arrived at the crash site but as of 7:46 a.m., none of those injured have been transported to the hospital.

The train was derailed in the collision, but remained upright.

Jose Ubaldo, speaking on behalf of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, told KNBC that a “bus bridge” is transporting Blue Line passengers between the San Pedro and Long Beach Boulevard stations until the track is cleared of debris.

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