Teen Struck and Killed by Metro Blue Line Train

Thursday, January 25, 2007 |

Shortly before 3:45 PM on Thursday, January 25, 2007, a 15 year-old male riding a non-powered scooter reportedly placed himself in the path of a southbound Metro Blue Line train near 92nd Street and Graham Avenue at the Watts / Walnut Park border.

The Long Beach-bound light rail vehicle was unable to stop before striking the boy, who was pulseless and non-breathing on the near simultaneous arrival of Los Angeles Fire Department and Los Angeles County Fire Department Paramedics, whose jurisdictions border the incident.

The boy was transported in grave condition via LAFD Paramedic Ambulance to St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood.

Despite the joint efforts of LAFD and LACoFD personnel and hospital staff, the boy was declared deceased shortly after hospital arrival.

No other injuries were reported.

The cause of this incident remains under investigation by Los Angeles Police Officers and Sheriff's Deputies, as well as MTA officials.

A positive identification of the decedent, as well as the exact cause, time and manner of his death will be determined by Coroner's officials.


Submitted by Brian Humphrey, Spokesman
Los Angeles Fire Department


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