Driver Speeds Off After Crashing Into Expo Line Train, Injuring Six

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The driver of a car sped away after reportedly smashing into an Expo Line train in South Los Angeles on Monday, leaving six passengers on the train injured.

The collision occured at approximately 2:45 p.m. near the Vermont station at Exposition Boulevard and Raymond Avenue, according to Paul Gonzales of Metro.

Two of the victims were taken to hospitals to treat minor injuries, while four others were examined by paramedics at the scene, according to LAFD’s Erik Scott.

The accident resulted in a 15 minute delay, as passengers were transferred to another train.

Service on the line was back to normal by 4:12 p.m., according to Gonzales, who also reported that the damage to the train was limited to its “skirts”, which are the “under carriage covering” hiding the wheels.

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