MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Over 20 people were wounded when an Expo Line train hit a car in Los Angeles, not far from the University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles Times reports.
Firefighters and paramedics were sent to the scene at about 10:50 a. m. local time on Saturday (17:00 GMT), the newspaper said, citing a Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman.
Train service was suspended following the accident and buses were provided for people as an alternative means of transportation.
The Expo Line is a local light-rail line, owned by Metro Rail (MTA), which consists of six lines, two of which are rapid transit subway lines. Expo Line runs between downtown Los Angeles and Culver City.
According to Los Angeles Times, Expo Line is considered the deadliest in Southern California, as nearly 120 people have died along the line between 1990 and 2013.
Meanwhile MTA's Blue Line, which runs between downtown Los Angeles and Long Beach, is reportedly the deadliest and most accident-prone light-rail line in the United States. More than 821 incidents and over 90 deaths were recorded on the line between 1990 and 2008.