Police arrested a man suspected of driving under the influence after he crashed his minivan onto the Metro A Line tracks Tuesday morning, authorities said.
Police were called to the scene at Willow Street and Long Beach Boulevard at about 11 a.m. where they found a minivan on the track, spokeswoman Shaunna Dandoy said.
“Preliminary information revealed the vehicle was driving southbound on Long Beach Blvd. when it collided with a traffic pole and stopped on the Metro track,” she said.
Paramedics took the driver to a local hospital. He was treated for minor injuries before police arrested him on suspicion of driving under the influence, according to Dandoy.
Service stopped on the line between the Willow Street and Pacific Coast Highway stations for about an hour, but resumed at 12:15 p.m.
According to Metro Alerts, trains have resumed normal service with up to 20 minute residual delays through 1 pm. Metro also provided supplementary bus shuttles between the Pacific Coast Highway and Willow stations.
A LINE (BLUE) UPDATE: Trains resuming normal service with up to 20 minute residual delays through 1pm. Supplementary bus shuttles in service between Pacific Coast Highway and Willow. pic.twitter.com/cxJNfNw2js
— LA Metro Rider Alerts (@metrolaalerts) November 12, 2019
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