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Metro Blue Line train, LAUSD police cruiser collide in downtown LA


The scene of the crash. It is the second Metro crash to happen in under a month.

An LAUSD police cruiser collided with a Metro Blue Line train in downtown Los Angeles Tuesday afternoon at 3:50 p.m.

The crash occurred near Los Angeles Street and Washington Boulevard, leaving at least five people injured, according to Metro, including the cruiser's driver and passenger and three from the train. The LAPD was not releasing the cause of the accident.

Gayle Anderson of Metro says that the Los Angeles Fire Department are expecting to have the track cleared in less than 30 minutes. LAFD says all injuries appear to be minor, although three people were transported to the hospital.

The police cruiser sustained major damage. The Blue Line was running on a single track near the crash site, but the crash site has been cleared; normal operations resumed at 5:15 p.m., though delays were expected through 6 p.m., according to Metro.

This is the second Metro train-related crash to occur downtown in under a month. An Expo test train struck a sedan on March 17, injuring six.

This story has been updated.

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