|A derailed Expo Line train near USC after it struck a car.|
March 28, 2015 - CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES - At least 21 people were injured after a Metro train derailed when it crashed into two vehicles near the University of Southern California Saturday, according to officials from the Los Angeles City Fire Department.
The crash was reported at about 10:50 a.m.near the intersection of Exposition Boulevard and Vermont Avenue.
Ten people were transported to nearby hospitals. The most serious of injuries included a driver that needed to be extricated from a vehicle who was in grave condition and the train operator who was in critical condition. The eight other transports were for minor injuries.
Many people were also treated at the scene of the collision.
Metro officials warned commuters to expect major delays on the Expo Line. Bus shuttles were requested between Jefferson Boulevard and Vermont Avenue. The line was expected to reopen by 8 p.m., Jose Ubaldo said, a Metro spokesman. - NBC Los Angeles.