A crash between a car and a train left at least six people injured Monday afternoon at approximately 2:45 p.m.
The accident was several blocks west of campus, near the Vermont station at Raymond Avenue and Exposition Boulevard. No USC students were involved, according to the Dept. of Public Safety.
The driver of the car struck by the Expo line train sped away before police arrived at the scene and has not yet been identified.
Two of the victims were transported to hospitals for minor injuries while four others were treated by paramedics at the scene, said Los Angeles Fire Department spokesperson Erik Scott.
The crash halted train activity for 15 minutes as passengers switched trains, but the line’s service reverted back to normal more than an hour later at about 4:15 p.m., Paul Gonzalez, the senior media relations officer for Metro, told CBS Los Angeles. The train sustained little damage except for on its undercarriage.
DPS did not respond to the incident or submit a report as no students were part of the crash.
Chelsea Stone contributed to this report.
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