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Pedestrian rescued from under Red Line train in North Hollywood

September 4, 2012 |  2:35 pm

North Hollywood Metro Red Line Station
Los Angeles firefighters Tuesday afternoon extricated a person who was hit by a Metro Red Line subway car in North Hollywood and became stuck underneath.

The victim was being taken to a hospital.

Firefighters responded to 5350 Lankershim Blvd. about 1:40 p.m. and worked with transportation officials to shut off power to the train's "third rail" so they could make the rescue.

One firefighter suffered a minor injury in the effort. No further details were immediately available.


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Photo: The Metro Red Line subway station in North Hollywood was shut down after a train hit a pedestrian. Credit: Los Angeles Fire Department