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Metro Train Crashes Into Car In Pasadena, Seriously Injuring 2 People
Two men were seriously injured when the car they were driving collided with a Metro train in Pasadena.
Around 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, a gray Toyota Corolla heading west crossed the Metro tracks on California Blvd. between Raymond Ave. and Arroyo Parkway and was struck by a southbound Metro Gold Line train, reports KPCC. Upon impact, the car spun around and came to a stop on a crossing-gate pole.
"All I know is there was a very major boom," Metro passenger Stephanie Chacon, 24, tells KPCC. "The gates were apparently down and somehow the car made it through there."
The two occupants of the Corolla—whose identities and ages have not been released—were taken to a nearby hospital in serious condition, reports KTLA. No injuries were reported among the 24 people on board the Metro train. The passengers were transported to another train on an adjacent track at 12:28 p.m.
The collision temporarily shut down California Blvd. and Metro Gold Line service between Fillmore and Del Mar stations, but it has since resumed.
The cause of the crash is under investigation and Metro engineers are assessing the damage caused to intersection arms and a traffic light pole, reports NBC.