Minor collision between A Line train and police cruiser causes delays

A minor collision between the Metro A Line train and a police cruiser Downtown caused delays in train service Friday morning, officials said.

Shortly before 9:15 a.m., an officer driving a police cruiser was facing southbound and stopped at a red light at Third Street and Long Beach Boulevard, Sgt. Rudy Garcia said.

“The officer turned the wheel slightly left, causing contact with the train as it passed by southbound Long Beach Boulevard,” Garcia said.

No one reported injuries and there was only minor damage to the train and the cruiser. They are both still in service and police are still investigating, Garcia said.

The collision caused about a 15-minute delay to service Friday morning, according to Metro rider alerts.

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Valerie Osier is the Social Media & Newsletter Manager for the Long Beach Post. She started at the Post in 2018 as a breaking news reporter. She’s a Riverside native who found her love for journalism while at community college. She graduated from the Cal State Long Beach journalism program in 2017 and covered the Palos Verdes Peninsula for the Daily Breeze prior to coming to the Post. She lives in Long Beach with her husband and two cats.
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