METRO RED LINE ACCIDENT: MAN HIT BY TRAIN AT HOLLYWOOD AND VINE

METRO RED LINE ACCIDENT: MAN HIT BY TRAIN AT HOLLYWOOD AND VINE

Update 6:34pm

Brian Humphries from the LA Fire Department says that the man struck on the Red Line tracks has a fighting chance of survival despite major facial trauma.

Update 4:44pm

Metro reports that the investigation is over at the Red Line station at Hollywood and Vine.  Trains will be resuming normal operations but there may be minor delays until 5:45 tonight.

As for the victim - he’s a 60 year old man.  We’re learning that he either jumped in front of the train or fell off the platform.  When the train hit him, he was thrown up in to a recess over the tracks.

It is unknown if it was a suicide attempt or not.

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A man is in critical condition after being struck by a Metro Red Line train in the Hollywood and Highland station.

Brian Humphries of the LA Fire Department reports the man was concious but had severe trauma.  Firefighters had to work to free him from the tracks.

He is currently at Cedars-Sinai Hospital.  Los Angeles Sheriffs deputies and Metro will continue to investigate.

Metro reports delays of up to 20 minutes because of the police activity.  Trains will be sharing the North Hollywood bound tracks at the Hollywood and Highland Station and Hollywood and Vine station.


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