One of two male bicyclists hit by a Metro Expo Line train in southwest Los Angeles has died, police said Wednesday.
Other Bicyclist In Critical Condition
Paramedics sent to Flower Street and Jefferson Boulevard at about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday took the pair to a hospital, where one died and the other was in critical condition, the Los Angeles Police Department reported.
Authorities withheld the name of the fatally injured person, pending notification of his relatives.
Attempting To Cross The Tracks
“Three males were riding on bicycles westbound on Jefferson Avenue approaching Flower Street and the Metro train tracks,” an LAPD statement said. “All three cyclists attempted to cross the train tracks, even though there was an oncoming train northbound.
“The first male rode across the tracks without being hit, but the second and third male were both struck by the oncoming train,” the statement said.
Train Was Empty
The train involved was a “test train” and was not carrying any passengers, Metro’s Jose Ubaldo said.
Anyone with information on the case was urged to call police at (323) 421-2500, or (877) LAPD-247.