2 dead, 3 injured after train hits a vehicle in Central Alameda

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A Metro Blue Line train struck a vehicle, leaving two dead and three others injured in Central Alameda Monday. 

According to officials, the incident occurred at 1629 E. 24th St., When firefighters arrived, they found five people inside the vehicle. Two of the victims were trapped inside. 

“Both patients were quickly extricated, but sadly, one was beyond medical help,” authorities with the Los Angeles Fire Department said. 

A second passenger who was in a severe condition also died at the scene. 

The three other victims were taken to the hospital in “fair-to-moderate” condition, officials said.

“Approximately 125 passengers have now exited the train, without medical complaint,” LAFD said. “Two train operators have also disembarked. One is being evaluated as a precaution.”


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