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Man In Critical Condition After Being Struck By Metro Blueline Train

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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) —A man is in critical condition at a local trauma hospital after he was struck by a Metro Blueline train in South Los Angeles Thursday.

Fire department spokesman Katherine Main said crews arrived to the scene at 1690 E. 46th Street after receiving a call about the incident just before 7:30 p.m.

Paramedics treated the victim, who is believed to be 40 years of age, before transporting him to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center.

Metropolitan Transportation Authority spokesman Jose Ubaldo said the train was heading southbound to Long Beach.

He did not have any further information about how the accident occurred.

Ubaldo said no passengers were hurt.

Commuters were allowed to re-board after a 30 minute delay and were routed to their destinations on another train after reaching the Slauson Station.

The LAPD is handling the investigation.

The victim’s current condition remains unknown.

(©2013 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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