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7 injured in bus-train collision in downtown L.A.

July 30, 2010 |  9:35 am

A Metro bus and Blue Line train collided Friday during morning rush hour in downtown L.A., sending seven people to hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.

Among the injured were the train operator and the driver of the bus, which travels between Union Station and Los Angeles International Airport, said Jose Ubaldo, a Metro spokesman.

The bus carrying about 15 people was traveling south on Broadway at Washington Boulevard about 6:55 a.m. when it collided with the train.

The train carrying 200 passengers was headed to Long Beach on an eastbound segment at Washington and Broadway, Ubaldo said.

The cause of the accident is under investigation, he said.

-- Sam Quinones