Several injured after Blue Line train, car collide in Long Beach

Several people were injured in Long Beach on Friday after a car collided with a train on the Blue Line, officials said.

The crash between the northbound train and car was reported about 7 a.m. near 14th Street and Long Beach Boulevard, said Metro spokesman Jose Ubaldo. Details about how the crash occurred were not immediately available.

Five people were transported to hospitals with minor injuries, according to Matthew Dobberpuhl of the Long Beach Fire Department.

Five people on the train reported minor injuries, such as back and neck pain, Ubaldo said. At least one person from the vehicle was transported to the hospital, though it was unclear if it was the driver or a passenger, Ubaldo said.

Train service is delayed between downtown Long Beach and Anaheim stations while one track is blocked by the investigation, he said. Service between downtown Los Angeles and Willow stations is not impacted.

The train has been evacuated, and regular service should be running again shortly, he said. 

Long Beach police, Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies and the Blue Line Transit supervisors were on scene, Dobberpuhl said.


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