Sad news from South LA, where a bike rider has died following a collision with the Expo Line.
KTLA-5 initially reported last night that two pedestrians were struck by a train in University Park east of USC, around 9 pm Tuesday. The story was later amended to say one of the victims had a bicycle.
Now LA West Media has reported that one victim has died after being transported to a hospital, while the other victim is in critical condition.
Neither has been publicly identified at this time.
The first rider made it. The other two were hit by the empty Expo train, which was on a test run.
This is one more heartbreaking reminder to never attempt to cross train tracks after the warning alarms sound or the gates close.
Anyone with information is urged to call the LAPD at 323/421-2500.
This is the sixth bicycling fatality in Southern California this year, and the second in Los Angeles County. The other LA County death occurred in South LA, as well.
My deepest sympathy and prayers for the victim and his loved ones. And prayers and best wishes for the recovery of the second victim.