Driver Hospitalized After Colliding With Blue Line Train in Long Beach

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Six people were injured Friday morning when a Metro Rail train crashed into a car in Long Beach.


A Lexus was struck by a Metro Rail blue line train on Friday, April 25, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

The crash took place near East 14th Street and Long Beach Boulevard (map) at about 7 a.m, according to Nancy Pratt of the Long Beach Police Department.

A black Lexus sedan allegedly attempted to make a left turn on a red light, which was also in violation of a “no left turn” sign, Pratt said.

While making the turn, the Lexus was hit by a blue line Metro Rail train.

Aerial video from Sky 5 showed where the damaged Lexus came to a stop in front of the train.

Emergency crews were seen working on the driver of the Lexus. The driver was eventually taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries, according to Pratt.

Six people on the train reported being in pain, but all of the injuries were considered to be minor, according to Matt Dobberpuhl of the Long Beach Fire Department.

No one on the train was transported to the hospital, according to Pratt.

The crash scene was cleared just before 8:30 a.m., according to a tweet from Metro Los Angeles.

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