The man and the woman didn’t know each other, according to police, who quickly responded to the Blue Line and arrested him.
The video shows bystanders accusing the man of dumping the unconscious passenger to speed up his commute, but the man told investigators he was trying to help get the other passenger to paramedics.
As Metro’s Blue Line continues through its six-year-long, $1.2B rehab, the transit authority announced an eight-month long closure will take place next year to continue improvements, broken into two, four-month segments.
After colliding with a Metro Blue Line train last Friday in Long Beach, 89-year-old Signal Hill resident Robert Lee Mills was pronounced dead this morning. It marks the second Blue Line-related death this month, following the death of 46-year-old Melvin Foster, Jr. on September 8.
A middle-aged man died after being found between a Metro Blue Line station and a train Monday afternoon, officials said.
Across Los Angeles County, public transit systems—including Long Beach Transit and Metro—will be offering free rides in the name of Bike to Work Day.
The Metro Board of Directors last week approved a motion to change the name of southernmost terminus of the Blue Line from “Transit Mall Station” to “Downtown Long Beach Station,” effective immediately.