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Motorist Struck by Expo Line Test Train

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Metro's Expo Line isn't open for just over one more week, but it has been involved in an injury accident today. A train on a test run late this morning struck a motorist who had apparently made a turn in front of the train, according to City News Service.

The motorist sustained an unspecified "minor injury" and was taken to the hospital.

The incident took place at the 3600 block of South Hoover Boulevard at 10:17 a.m. The Expo Line test train was only occupied by the conductor, who was not injured.

The first phase of the Expo Line is set to open to the public (finally!) on April 28. Metro will offer free rides on the 7.6-mile-long light rail line from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday of opening weekend.