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Three Injured in Metro Expo Line Collision at Lincoln and Colorado Blvd

Intersection has no barriers when a train comes through

 

April 17, 2018

Bicyclists skirting the Expo LIne Barriers at Colorado and Cloverfield in Santa Monica

4/19/18: Three people were hospitalized early Thursday morning after their vehicle was struck by a Metro Expo Line Train at Lincoln Blvd and Colorado, the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department said.

An SUV collided with the Expo Line train in the intersection, said Sgt. Frederico of the LA County Sheriff's Dept. That intersection does not have armatures separating traffic from the train.

The vehicle's occupants were rescued and taken to a nearby hospital. At least one train passenger was evaluated for unknown injuries at the scene.

None of the injuries were serious enough to be life-threatening.

History of Expo Line Accidents in Santa Monica

December 10, 2015 Metro Expo Line test train strikes truck and derails in Santa Monica Traffic Collision - Metro Test Train vs. 18 Wheel Stake Bed Truck

May 11, 2016 Test Train and Pickup Collide in Santa Monica Second crash on Expo line

May 23, 2016 LA's Expo Line cleared after car lands on tracks

Sept. 13, 2016 SMC Student Jumps In Front of Expo Line MTA Train to Slow It Down SMC Student Hit by Expo Line MTA Train While Standing on the Platform

Jan. 8, 2017 Car Runs Red Light, Collides With Expo Line Train Late Sunday Morning

Aug. 23, 2017 Prius made an illegal left turn from Colorado onto 11th at about 7:10 p.m. The car turned in front of a train and hit it.

Sept. 15, 2017: Crash Involving Metro Expo Line Train In Santa Monica [14th & Colorado]

Oct. 17, 2017 A pedestrian was utilizing the crosswalk in the mid-block of 1500 Colorado, when he was struck by an Expo train.

April 18, 2018 Three Injured in Train Collision in Santa Monica

 

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