A Woman Sustained Serious Injuries After Being Struck By Metro Blue Line Train
As reported by the Long Beach Post, a woman was seriously injured after being struck by a Metro Blue Line train in Long Beach on September 13, 2020. According to the news outlet, the woman was entering the track at Long Beach Boulevard and 10th Street when the collision occurred. The woman suffered “multiple traumatic injuries,” as noted by a Long Beach Fire Department spokesperson and transported to a local hospital.
Train service was temporarily interrupted after the accident, which occurred at around 10:05 am on Sunday morning. Regular Metro Blue Line service resumed by 11:30 am, but commuters were provided a temporary shuttle during the delay.
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Other Recent Metro Accidents
Long Beach’s Metro Blue Line made headlines earlier this year as a driver attempted to cross the tracks only to be hit by a train. Luckily, the driver only sustained minor injuries. The train accident occurred at 55th and Long Beach Avenue in early March. Multiple sources, including CBS Los Angeles, showed security footage released by the Los Angeles Police Department of the car attempting to cross the tracks and being hit by the metro.
The Blue Line Metro, now called Metro A-Line, was recently renovated and serves as an essential artery between Long Beach and Downtown Long Beach. It first opened in 1990 and covers 22 miles between the two cities. The $350 million 10-month refurbishment was completed in 2019.
Shortly after the improvement project, one man was killed, and another was injured on the metro tracks. The accident occurred at night near Gage and Converse avenues in an area that was “not a grade crossing,” as reported by the Los Angeles Times.
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While these incidents highlight the importance of observing warning signals and using caution when around train tracks, some accidents result from another party’s negligence or wrongdoing. Common causes of train accidents resulting in liability include train derailment, broken tracks, faulty equipment, improper maintenance, and collision with another train or vehicle.
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