According to the Los Angeles Times, a Metro Blue Line Train collided with a car today in downtown Los Angeles. The Los Angeles train accident occurred shortly before 10 o’clock this morning when the Metro Blue Line train struck a passenger car. It appears that the train accident occurred between the San Pedro and Grand metro stations, on East Washington Boulevard, at its intersection with Maple Avenue.
The Los Angeles train crash has resulted in injuries to at least 13 people, including the driver of the car that was hit by the train. Fortunately, the train accident injuries to the sole occupant of the car were described as minor by the Los Angeles Fire Department.
Of the 12 people who were reportedly taken to local hospitals, two of the accident victims were described as being in serious condition, while the others are in fair condition. The exact severity of the Los Angeles train accident injuries is currently unknown and we hope that none of the injuries are permanent or life threatening.
We have seen many tragic train accidents in Los Angeles, often involving pedestrians or vehicles being struck by MTA trains. It is very important that people realize that when making an injury claim against a government entity, they only have six months to make a formal government claim, or their claim may be lost. There are certain exceptions that could lead to additional time, so if you or a family member are injured by a train, it is important to contact a Los Angeles train accident lawyer right away. Our office continues to see people make mistakes in their personal injury claims when they are not represented by an experienced lawyer from the beginning. Many of the mistakes can be overcome by our office, when we get involved, but some cannot. We hate to see these errors made by injury victims without attorneys, which lead to insurance companies getting the equivalent of a “get out of jail free” card, as they end up paying less money than the victim actually deserves and would have obtained with proper legal representation.