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Pedestrian killed by Metrolink train near Cal State L.A.

EL SERENO — A 40-year-old man was killed after being struck by a Metrolink train this afternoon near Cal State L.A.,  prompting the shutdown of the San Bernardino commuter rail line between Union Station and the university. It’s the second deadly collision this year between a Metrolink train and pedestrian on this section of the track. The man was pronounced ... Read More »

Collision took place on Alvarado near Sunset in Echo Park

Camera captures hit-and-run driver striking cyclist in Echo Park

ECHO PARK — CBS2 has obtained a surveillance video of a hit-and-run driver who struck a cyclist on Alvarado Street near Sunset Boulevard last week, leaving the victim to writhe in pain in the middle of the street. The video shows how the motorist of a dark-colored sedan drives off after hitting the cyclist, Michael Starr, following the collision early ... Read More »

Crash at 5 Freeway entrance in Elysian Park

CHP was on the scene this afternoon when a pickup truck was involved in a crash on the entrance to the 5 Freeway at Stadium Way next to Elysian Park. Another vehicle was blocking the freeway exit. This photo was taken at about 4 pm. No word on injuries. Thanks to Mary-Austin Klein for the photo. Got a story, tip, ... Read More »

Man found dead in East Hollywood subway tunnel

EAST HOLLYWOOD — A man was found dead in a Metro Red line subway tunnel this morning, apparently having been struck by a Union Station-bound subway train, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. The body was found 1,800 feet south of the Vermont/Sunset Station just before 6 a.m. There were no injuries to the train operator or 40 passengers, who ... Read More »

Car takes a tumble on Echo Park’s steep Baxter Street [correction]

ECHO PARK ––   Authorities spent this morning dealing with a car that flipped over on Baxter Street,  which climbs up and down some of the neighborhood’s steepest hills.  Resident Michael Wickstrom said the crash took place at about 10 am in the 1900 block of Baxter east of Lake Shore Avenue. How did it happen? That’s not clear.  Speeding ... Read More »

Man dies in El Sereno crash on Valley Boulevard

EL SERENO — A driver was killed this afternoon after his vehicle struck a light pole while traveling eastbound on Valley Boulevard near Cyril Avenue, police said. The victim, described as a male Latino, was declared dead at the scene of the crash, which took place at about 2 p.m., said LAPD Officer Sal Ramirez.  A passenger was transported to a ... Read More »