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Metro Blue Line train derails after striking car on tracks in Compton

CHP and Sheriff deputies investigate a Metro Blue Line train derailed today after colliding with a passenger vehicle at Willowbrook and 119th Street in Compton.

CHP and Sheriff deputies investigate a Metro Blue Line train derailed today after colliding with a passenger vehicle at Willowbrook and 119th Street in Compton.

(Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)

A Metro light rail train derailed Monday morning after striking a car on the tracks near Compton, sheriff’s officials said.

The Blue Line train collided with the car about 7:30 a.m. at 119th Street and Willowbrook Avenue, said Ramon Montenegro, a spokesman of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Transit Policing Division. The force of the collision caused the train to come off the tracks but none of the cars overturned.

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The driver of the car suffered injuries, he said. The extent of the driver’s injuries was not immediately known.

Metro officials suspended service for the Blue Line between the Willowbrook-Rosa Parks and Compton stations. Metro said service would delayed up to 20 minutes due to the crash.

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