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LACMTA Blue Line Collides with School Police Car

Posted by salaamallah@hotmail.com on Tue Mar 27 20:41:19 2012

LACMTA Blue Line Collides with School Police Car

Blue Line train collided with a school police car in downtown LA shortly after 4 p.m. Tuesday, fire officials said.

The driver of the police vehicle, believed to be the sole occupant of that car, was transported by police escort to the hospital with unknown injuries, according to officials in the LAPD Central Traffic Division.

First responders used the Jaws of Life to pry the door off the police car to extract the driver.

The crash occurred near the intersection of Los Angeles Street and Washington Boulevard.

Fire officials said multiple victims were potentially involved, and all appeared to have minor injuries.

KNBC los angeles source

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Re: LACMTA Blue Line Collides with School Police Car

Posted by Train Man Paul : Metro-North's Best Conductor FOR ALL 3 LINES!!! on Wed Mar 28 09:49:49 2012, in response to LACMTA Blue Line Collides with School Police Car, posted by salaamallah@hotmail.com on Tue Mar 27 20:41:19 2012.

Stop me if I am wrong, but doesn't the train have right of way at all times?? Someone gonna be in a tee bit of trouble for wrecking the ride!!! Hope it wasn't a nice new police cruiser!!

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Re: LACMTA Blue Line Collides with School Police Car

Posted by Broadway Lion on Wed Mar 28 09:59:59 2012, in response to Re: LACMTA Blue Line Collides with School Police Car, posted by Train Man Paul : Metro-North's Best Conductor FOR ALL 3 LINES!!! on Wed Mar 28 09:49:49 2012.

Yes. The train always has the right of way.

FYI: The Emergency Vehicle NEVER has the "right of way", they are responsible for all vehicles at all intersections at all times, they may not proceed through an intersection until ALL other vehicles have stopped and yielded to them.

ROAR

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Re: LACMTA Blue Line Collides with School Police Car

Posted by salaamallah@hotmail.com on Wed Mar 28 13:48:50 2012, in response to Re: LACMTA Blue Line Collides with School Police Car, posted by Train Man Paul : Metro-North's Best Conductor FOR ALL 3 LINES!!! on Wed Mar 28 09:49:49 2012.

iawtp

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Re: LACMTA Blue Line Collides with School Police Car

Posted by randyo on Wed Mar 28 13:59:50 2012, in response to Re: LACMTA Blue Line Collides with School Police Car, posted by Broadway Lion on Wed Mar 28 09:59:59 2012.

I seem to recall a time when emergency vehicles did have the absolute right of way but as you say, that does not appear to be the case now in most jurisdictions.

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Re: LACMTA Blue Line Collides with School Police Car

Posted by JayZeeBMT on Wed Mar 28 15:04:44 2012, in response to Re: LACMTA Blue Line Collides with School Police Car, posted by randyo on Wed Mar 28 13:59:50 2012.

Lights and sirens are a way of REQUESTING the right of way. If you hit another vehicle while engaged in emergency operation, it's on you. If you get hit by a train, you're an idiot.

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Re: LACMTA Blue Line Collides with School Police Car

Posted by FYBklyn1959 on Wed Mar 28 21:00:43 2012, in response to Re: LACMTA Blue Line Collides with School Police Car, posted by Train Man Paul : Metro-North's Best Conductor FOR ALL 3 LINES!!! on Wed Mar 28 09:49:49 2012.

A brief "rip" may be in order for that ofcr.

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