Blue Line train collides with car in Long Beach

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At least five people were injured after a Metro Blue Line train and a car collided Friday morning in Long Beach. The collision happened near Metro's Pacific Coast Highway Station at 7:04 a.m., according to Metro, and caused a Blue Line service disruption.

Metro spokesman Jose Ubaldo tells KPCC it happened at Long Beach Boulevard and 14th Street.

"We don't know how the accident happened, it's under investigation right now," Ubaldo said.

The driver of the car went to the hospital, and several passengers complained of pain.

Metro's blog the Source reports:

"There is limited train service between Downtown Long Beach and Anaheim stations. Service between downtown Los Angeles and Willow stations is not impacted."

Metro Los Angeles tweeted earlier in the morning that the Long Beach Transit Line 51 will be honoring fares for service between Artesia and Willow.  

Metro Los Angeles tweet

This story has been updated.

With contributions from Nick Stoffel and Monica Luhar

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