55 Individuals Were Injured When a Los Angeles Metro Train Collided With a USC Bus According to Officials

LOS ANGELES (KABC) – Two individuals were taken to a hospital in serious condition following a collision between a Los Angeles Metro Rail train and a University of Southern California bus. The incident occurred on Tuesday, injuring at least 55 people, two of whom are critically injured, according to authorities.

The collision took place at the intersection of Watt Way and Exposition Boulevard in the Exposition Park area around noon, as reported by the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD).

According to Metro officials, the crash happened when the USC shuttle bus entered the path of a southbound Metro E Line train. Firefighters and paramedics assessed and aided at least 55 individuals, with a statement from LAFD noting that later on Tuesday afternoon, two people were sent to the hospital in serious condition, 16 in fair condition, and at least 37 were treated at the scene and released. The LAFD added that 14 of those hospitalized were on the train, while the remaining two were passengers on the USC bus. No children were hospitalized following the incident, officials confirmed.

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority expressed their condolences to those affected by the accident in a statement released on Tuesday.

Source: ABC News – This report includes contributions from Jenna Harrison of ABC News.

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