Los Angeles Blue Line Train Hits Bus
On August 27, 2012, about 48 people were injured when a Metro Blue line train and a bus collided near downtown Los Angeles.
The train accident occurred at about 7 a.m. as the train was traveling south on the 1900 block of San Pedro Street at Washington Boulevard. The train clipped the back of a Line 51 local bus, which goes from downtown Los Angeles to Artesia. After the collision, the bus spun around and caused a traffic signal to fall over. Fortunately, the bus did not derail.
About 40 people on the bus and eight people on the train were treated for minor injuries. The bus sustained major damage and was expected to be towed off the tracks, Metro officials said.
The Metro Blue line has been widely criticized regarding safety issues since it began operating as Los Angeles’s first light-rail line in 1990. This year, the train may be involved in the most fatalities since it began operating. Most of the accidents, like the one here involving a bus, were with motor vehicles at intersections.
If you’ve been in an accident, a Riverside personal injury attorney can give you the best advice possible regarding your personal injury claim.
Bus Hits Car
On September 2, 2012, eight people were injured in a collision involving a Metro Transit bus and a Ford Taurus in the Mid-City area. Approximately 40 to 50 passengers were on the bus at the time.
Police said that the car was heading eastbound on Venice Boulevard at Spaulding when it made a sudden turn in front of the bus, resulting in a collision.
Six bus passengers were taken to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries. Two passengers from the Ford Taurus were taken to the hospital with unknown injuries.
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