A man riding a bicycle was fatally struck Friday by a Metro Blue Line train south of the Willowbrook/Rosa Parks Station in the unincorporated Willowbrook area of the county, authorities said.
The man died at the scene of his injury, which occurred about 6:55 a.m. at the grade crossing at Willowbrook Avenue and El Segundo Boulevard, Ramon Montenegro of the sheriff’s Transit Policing Division said.
Authorities were withholding the name of the man, who was in his 50s, pending notification of kin, according to the coroner’s office.
The Blue Line train was northbound when it struck the victim, Montenegro said.
Blue Line passengers en route to downtown Los Angeles were advised to transfer to the Green Line at the Willowbrook Station, and then transfer to the Silver Line at the Harbor Freeway Station. Also, a bus bridge was arranged to take rail passengers between the Willowbrook and Compton stations.
—City News Service
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