A Metro Blue Line train collided with a Los Angeles city bus this morning at about 7:00 a.m., resulting in injuries to 48 passengers of the train and bus. The Los Angeles train crash occurred near downtown Los Angeles, at the intersection of San Pedro Street and Washington Boulevard.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the train was traveling south on San Pedro while the bus was going westbound on Washington. The Los Angeles Fire Department reported that the train did not derail after it collided with the bus. The bus sustained major damage in the Los Angeles train accident and also knocked over a traffic signal.
The bus involved in the crash was an MTA bus, line #51, which, according to a transportation official, was traveling from Wilshire and Figueroa to its destination at the Artesia Transit Center. It was reported that 40 bus passengers were being treated for their bus accident injuries, while eight train passengers were also being treated. The injuries were reported as minor for the bus and train riders.
It has not yet been determined whether the bus or the train caused this Los Angeles accident. Either way, the passengers who were injured in this crash will be able to make a Los Angeles personal injury claim for their injuries and damages. The injured passengers should call a Los Angeles train accident lawyer as soon as possible to find out all of their rights. It is important to call an attorney soon as there are different time limits and rules when government entities are involved in accidents.
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