Driver Collides with Gold Line Train

May 11, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

EAST LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A hit-and-run driver was involved Tuesday in a non-injury collision with a Metro Gold Line train in East Los Angeles, authorities said.

The collision near Third and Herbert streets at the onramp to the Pomona (60) Freeway and near the Maravilla train station was reported at 9:44 a.m., according to Ramon Montenegro of the sheriff’s Transit Policing Division.

“The vehicle fled the scene and there were no injuries on the train,” Montenegro told City News Service.

The investigation, Montenegro said, was being handled by the CHP with an assist from the sheriff’s department and Metro.

CHP Officer Peter Nicholson told CNS the car was described as a “tan or gray Honda or Hyundai.” But there was no description regarding the driver, he said.

Metro’s Gold Line service was experiencing about a 10-minute delay and trains were moving on a single track between the Maravilla and Indiana stations, Metro spokesman Peter Jaeger said.

The southbound track was temporarily shut down at the collision site for the investigation, he said.

Two Separate Gold Line Train vs. Car Crashes on Same Day

February 16, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

A pair of train-vehicle collisions five hours apart on the Metro Gold Line in Highland Park Wednesday resulted in at least one injury.

The first crash happened about 1 p.m. between the Highland Park and Southwest Museum stations.

Paramedics were sent to the 100 block of North Avenue 52, according to Erik Scott of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

Three people were examined at the scene and one of them, who had been in the car, was taken to a hospital for treatment of a non-life-threatening injury, Scott said.

“The vehicle was pinned between an abutment and the train,” Scott said.

Authorities arranged for buses to shuttle rail passengers around the affected area.

The tracks were cleared and service resumed about 3 p.m. with residual 15-minute delays, according to Metro.

The second crash occurred about 6 p.m. in the area of Avenue 54 and Marmion Way, according to Ramon Montenegro of the Sheriff’s Transit Policing Division.

One person from the vehicle complained of pain, he said, but it was not immediately clear if that individual required a trip to a hospital.

Trains were passing the area on a single track, Montenegro said.

Metro reported delays of 15 minutes.

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