A Truck Crush Closes a Section of the Metro Gold Line Extension

A Truck Crush Closes a Section of the Metro Gold Line Extension

Just one day back amidst much excitement the inauguration ceremony for the new Metro Gold Line expansion was held at the Duarte/City of Hope station. But a crash resulted in a closure just less than one mile away from the location of the inaugural ceremony.

 The crash through a freeway in Pasadena forced closure of a section of the Metro Gold Line extension. According to the California Highway Patrol, the truck driver lost control of his vehicle and suffered minor injuries on Sunday. He was taken to the hospital for treatment. His vehicle struck the center median on Interstate 210. The truck crashed and caught fire on the Foothill Freeway near San Gabriel Boulevard. After the crash, the vehicle came to a halt on the Metro tracks in the center of the freeway.

Officials said that the crash closed lanes of the freeway and also forced the closure of the Gold Line between the Allen and Arcadia stations. Later on all the lanes of the freeway were opened at around 3:15 p.m.

Dave Sotero, a Metro spokesperson said, though the wreckage from the accident was cleared from the tracks, but shuttles were used to take the Metro travelers around the part that was closed. He said that it was expected that the persistent power system issues will be worked out and the service will be resumed by evening as crews were still at work.