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Pedestrian Struck By Light Rail

By Jackawa Jackson | March 3, 2010

 Just after 8:30 on the morning of March 3, 2010, Long Beach Fire Department units responded to the corner of 1st Street and Long Beach Blvd to a report of a pedestrian who had been struck by the light rail.  Engine 1 arrived on scene to find a female, who appeared to be in her 40’s, pinned beneath the train.  All rail traffic as well as vehicle traffic was shut down to this area of Long Beach Blvd.  It took fire crews, including the Long Beach Urban Search and Rescue Team, approximately 10 minutes to remove the injured patient from beneath the train.  She was transported in critical condition to a local hospital with severe head trauma.   It is unclear, at this time, how the woman ended up on the tracks.  The cause of this accident is currently under investigation.

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