13 injured after minivan collides with Blue Line train in downtown LA

A Metro train is shown in a file photo.
A Metro train is shown in a file photo.
File photo by Reed Saxon/AP

At least 13 people were injured, two seriously, when a man driving a minivan collided with a Metro Blue Line train in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday morning. The injured include 12 passengers and the minivan driver.

Metro spokesman Paul Gonzales says the crash occurred around 10:20 a.m. at the corner of Washington and Maple.

"The driver moved the vehicle to another intersection and came back to the crash scene. So, initially we had been told it was a hit-and-run, but it was not a hit-and-run. However, we believe the driver did go through a red light," Gonzales said.

The Los Angeles Fire Department reports passengers were taken to local hospitals — two in serious condition and 10 in fair condition. However, the driver of the vehicle declined transportation to the hospital.

Metro spokesman Paul Gonzales told KPCC there was a 15- to 20-minute delay but that trains had returned to normal service.

The fire department was clearing the scene at about 11:15 Tuesday morning. 

The crash is under investigation.​

This story has been updated.