A total of 12 people, including a police officer, were sent to a Long Beach hospital after a Metro Blue Line train and a Long Beach police car collided on Wednesday afternoon. The 11 others injured in the train accident were passengers on the train.
The train accident took place at around 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday at Long Beach Boulevard and Pacific Coast Highway. The Long Beach police car was driving down the road as the train traveled southbound on the Blue Line. When the two collided, the car was forced down the train tracks for moments before the train actually stopped.
As a result of the forceful collision, the Long Beach police officer became pinned inside his car for approximately 30 minutes before emergency crews could remove him. He was then sent to the hospital with 11 passengers of the train. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
The exact cause of the train accident is being investigated by authorities.
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