March 9, 2011- According to reports an unidentified person was killed by an Amtrak train in Downtown Los Angeles. Authorities say a person, whose age and gender is unknown was struck by a southbound Amtrak train that was headed for San Diego. The accident occurred in the vicinity of the Sixth Street bridge in Downtown Los Angeles at Alameda Street and Olympic Boulevard.
Further information on how the accident occurred has not yet been released by authorities. Firefighters were dispatched to the scene at 6:28 a.m. according to Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey.
Vernae Graham, spokeswoman for Amtrak stated there were 30 passengers on board Amtrak train 562 at the time of the incident and no injuries were reported. According to Metrolink officials the service on the Orange County line 601, 603, 605 and 683 were disrupted by the train accident. Amtrak officials stated at 9:10 a.m. the train was three hours behind schedule toward Fullerton.
Los Angeles has had a number of train accident in the past few years. In September 2008 a Metrolink passenger train carrying 225 passengers collided with a freight train on bend in Chatsworth. 17 people were killed and many more injured.
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