Vehicle Collides with Metro Train | Monterey Rd. & Pasadena Ave. Intersection

PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | Metro train hit by car. The car fled the scene.
PHOTO: Steven Lawrence | SouthPasadenan.com News | Metro train Eastbound, not involved in incident, is stopped on the tracks blocking the entire intersection for about 10 minutes as the hit-and-run investigation unfolds.

Tuesday at approximately 6:35pm, The SouthPasadenan.com News was on the scene of what was reported to be a “Hit-and-run” inside the crossing gates. South Pasadena Police reported a car vs metro train collision in the intersection of Monterey Rd. & Pasadena Ave. near Charlies Coffee House.

PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | Metro train hit by car. The car fled the scene.

Sgt. Ronnie reported “….a car went through the metro train crossing gates, the Metro train didn’t have time to stop, the car hit the train and fled the scene….this is being investigated as a hit-and-run…”

There were no injuries reported.  The Metro train stayed stopped on the tracks and passengers were offloaded for safety and investigative reasons.

PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | Metro train hit by car. The car fled the scene. Authorities are investigating. Video cameras are being downloaded.

According to Sgt. Ronnie, there are no SPPD traffic cameras on that intersection but there are cameras on the train and the video is expected to be available to SPPD the next day.

Check back as we followup on this incident.

PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | Metro train hit by car. Broken pieces from the the car fled the scene.
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | Metro train hit by car. The car fled the scene.

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