Crash Between USC Bus, Metro Train Sends 18 to Hospital

Crash Between USC Bus, Metro Train Sends 18 to Hospital

The Los Angeles Metro line transit system in Los Angeles on April 19, 2023. (John Fredricks/The Epoch Times)

City News Service

City News Service

4/30/2024

Updated: 4/30/2024

LOS ANGELES—A collision involving a Metro E Line train and a USC Transportation bus in the Exposition Park area April 30 resulted in 18 people being taken to hospitals and about three dozen others treated for minor injuries at the scene.
The crash occurred shortly before noon in the 900 block of West Exposition Boulevard adjacent to the USC campus, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.
Two people—believed to have been aboard the bus—were taken to hospitals in serious condition, according to the LAFD. Another 16 patients were taken to hospitals in fair condition, while 37 others were treated and released at the scene.
No children or juveniles were among the injured, fire officials said.
An LAFD spokesman told reporters at the scene there were more than 150 people on the train when the crash occurred, and responding crews set up a triage area to evaluate the various patients.
The Expo Park/USC Station along the E Line was shut down while the investigation was conducted. Metro was using bus shuttles to carry passengers between the Jefferson/USC and Expo/Vermont stations.
Exposition Boulevard was also closed during the investigation.
At around 3:20 p.m., Metro reported that one track was reopened near USC, and trains were “single tracking.” Commuters were expected to experience delays as Metro personnel removed the train involved in the collision and returned it to the rail yard.
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