Bicyclist Fatally Struck And Dragged By Metro Blue Line Train

LONG BEACH (CBS) —  A man on a bicycle was fatally struck and dragged by a Metro Blue Line train in Long Beach, fire and transit officials said Thursday.

The crash occurred around 1:45 p.m. near the Wardlow Station, said Jose Ubaldo of the MTA.

The victim, identified only as a Hispanic man in his 30s, had been traveling eastbound on a bike. The man was struck by a northbound train near Pacific Avenue and Wardlow Road, said Matt Dobbertuhl of the Long Beach Fire Department.

“He was dragged several hundred feet and was dead upon our arrival,” Dobbertuhl said.

Ubaldo said trains are experiencing a 15-minute delay, and that is expected to be longer. Buses will be shuttling passengers between the Wardlow and Willow stations.

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  • Ed Rooney

    Gnarly! Any cool photos of the mangled body? Sweet!

  • Herbert

    It was a tragedy I was onboard going northbound on the blue line train when suddenly it felt like turbulence we had hit something until we fully stopped on wardlow station did we realize that what we hit was a person…you could see the bloodshed on the train tracks and pieces of body scattered and remains underneath the train, it was a horrifying.

    • Peach

      I was there too and I could not sleep due to seeing the coronr putting the head in bags! I am having a hard time seeing what i saw this will stay withme along time if not my whole life. I hope your okay today this is very tragic and it is not the first time I have seen the Blue line kill someone?


  • mg

    That must have been horrible. Victims family and anyone involved will need much prayer and support.

  • Mel Gibson

    Ed Roony. I guess you don’t even realize how evil you are

  • Joel Lanuza

    Blue Line Trains always seems to be getting in Accidents if they dont hit a person they hit a car. But I beleive most of the time is the cars or pedestrains fault . Theres no reason to be hit unless your on the tracks when the train is approching or moving

  • Ginger

    My deepest condolences to the family members of this man. Surely, he was somebody’s son, father, brother, uncle and friend.

    I lost a family member two years ago to a very tragic accident as well so I completely understand what you may be going through. You all will be in my prayers that he is a better place now closer to our creator.

  • Robert S.

    Stay off the freaking tracks!

  • Dave

    How can you not see a giant train!?

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