Just read this on the LA Now blog:
Southern California — this just in
2 injured in collision between car, Gold Line train
November 26, 2009 | 11:05 pm
Two people suffered minor injuries this evening when their car collided with a Gold Line Metro train in East Los Angeles, authorities said.
The car turned in front of the eastbound train at a crossing near 3rd Street and Rowan Avenue about 8:20 p.m., said Sheriff’s Lt. Greg Hinkle. The two occupants of the car complained of pain and were taken to a hospital, he said.
A California Highway Patrol officer said the pair were riding in a Chevy Malibu, which was towed after the crash.
The one passenger on the train was uninjured.
— Jack Leonard
LA Eastside contributor Browne Molyneux pointed out some of the safety issues of the Eastside Gold Line Extension back in August. In particular she pointed out the nearby intersection where the above accident took place and asked why there weren’t more safeguards like crossing bars. Many of us felt that it would take an accident or worse for Metro to implement some of these much needed changes. How many accidents it will take before the area gets the consideration the residents of South Pasadena received?