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L.A. school police officer seriously injured in Blue Line accident

A Los Angeles school police officer was seriously injured Tuesday afternoon after a Blue Line train smashed into his patrol car in downtown, authorities said.

Initial reports from rescuers at the scene said that several others appeared to have sustained minor injuries in the accident at South Los Angeles Street and East Washington Boulevard, the Los Angeles Fire Department said.

Steve Zipperman, chief of the Los Angeles Unified School District police force, told The Times that he was headed to the hospital. He had no further details about the accident.

Investigators were at the scene Tuesday afternoon and were interviewing witnesses.


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Photo:An injured passenger is helped off the Blue Line train.Credit: Lawrence K. Ho/Los Angeles Times

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