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Collision Between USC Bus and Metro Train Hospitalizes 18 in Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA (April 30, 2024) – Shaking the tranquility of Los Angeles, a tragic collision between a Metro E Line train and a USC Transportation bus in the Exposition Park area today, April 30th, led to 18 individuals being hurried to hospitals, with around three dozen others receiving treatment for minor injuries at the scene.

The incident unfolded shortly before noon in the 900 block of West Exposition Boulevard, adjacent to the USC campus, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD).

Among the injured, two individuals, believed to have been aboard the bus, were transported to hospitals in serious condition, while another 16 patients were taken to hospitals in fair condition. Additionally, 37 others received on-site treatment and were subsequently released, as confirmed by fire officials. Fortunately, no children were reported among the injured.

An LAFD spokesman addressed reporters, revealing that over 150 people were onboard the train at the time of the collision. Emergency response teams swiftly established a triage area to assess and attend to the diverse range of patients.

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In the aftermath of the incident, the Expo Park/USC Station along the E Line was temporarily closed for investigation. However, train services resumed in both directions at approximately 4:30 p.m., bringing relief to commuters. Similarly, Exposition Boulevard, which had been closed during the investigative procedures, was reopened by late afternoon, restoring normalcy to the affected area.

As authorities continue their investigation into the cause of the collision, it serves as a stark reminder of the importance of stringent safety measures in public transportation. At Accident News Now, our hearts go out to all those affected by this unfortunate event, and we extend our deepest sympathies to the injured and their families.

In times of crisis, it is imperative for communities to unite in support and solidarity. If you or someone you know has been impacted by this incident, do not hesitate to seek assistance and support from Accident News Now. Together, let us work towards ensuring the safety and well-being of all commuters in our city.

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