Car hit by Blue Line train in South Los Angeles, 1 injured

A collision between a Blue Line train and a vehicle in Los Angeles Sunday evening left one person in the car seriously injured.

The crash happened around 7:25 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of South Long Beach Avenue and East 54th Street, according to Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey.

The collision left the vehicle overturned and one person temporarily trapped in the wreckage, Humphrey said. That person was transported to a hospital in serious condition.

One person asked for a medical evaluation by paramedics, Humphrey said. He ultimately declined an ambulance ride to the hospital.

The train remained upright on the rails, he said. The crash left Metro Blue Line traffic in both directions near the crash site temporarily blocked. Alternate transportation for the train passengers was being arranged by Metro.

The crash was being investigated by Los Angeles police.