Pedestrian seriously injured after being struck by L.A. Metro train in Hollywood

HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 25: LAPD officers E. Rosales, left, and D. Castro, patrol the Metro Red Line Hollywood/Highland Metro Station as pedestrians pass by Thursday, June 25, 2020 in Hollywood, CA. The Metro Board of Directors held a meeting Thursday where the agenda included the consideration of appointing a committee to develop plans for replacing armed transit safety officers with ``smarter and more effective methods of providing public safety.'' Metro security is staffed by multiple agencies, including the L.A. County Sheriff's Department and L.A. and Long Beach police departments, transit security guards and contract security workers. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
LAPD officers at the Hollywood/Highland Metro station. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

A pedestrian suffered serious lower body injuries after being struck by a train at a Hollywood Metro station Friday afternoon, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department and Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

The collision occurred shortly after 5 p.m. at the Hollywood/Highland station when a pedestrian stepped onto the tracks in front of the train, a Metro spokesperson said. The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating, the spokesperson added.

Rescue workers removed the pedestrian from under the train and paramedics then took the person to a hospital, a fire department spokesperson said.

The incident caused delays on Metro's B Line as a track between the Universal City/Studio City and Hollywood/Vine stations was shut down for nearly three hours.

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