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Pedestrian is struck, killed by Metro Blue Line train

May 27, 2011 |  4:45 pm

Getprev4 A pedestrian was struck and killed Friday afternoon by a Metro Blue Line train at the Artesia station, a spokesman for the transit authority said.

The accident involving a southbound train occurred at 3:27 p.m. and the pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene, said Metro spokesman Rick Jager.

Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies were still investigating, Jager said, and no information was immediately available about the age or gender of the victim.

It was not immediately known what led to the fatal collision.

Traffic on the busy Los Angeles-to-Long Beach line was "single-tracking" to bypass the accident scene, which has closed one side of the tracks between Artesia and Compton, Jager said.

"There are going to be some delays until the investigation is concluded," he said.


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Photo: A fiber optic sign warns pedestrians of danger from Blue Line train. Credit: Los Angeles Times