Blue Line train
File photo of the Metro Blue Line. Photo by John Schreiber.

A 17-year-old who may have been trying to commit suicide was struck and critically injured Friday by a Metro Blue Line train in Long Beach, police said.

The injury occurred about 8:55 a.m. near the train station at Wardlow Road and Pacific Place, the Long Beach Police Department reported.

Firefighters freed a 17-year-old boy who ended up stuck beneath the train and rushed him in critical condition to a hospital, according to the Long Beach Press-Telegram.

The train dragged the boy about 100 feet and one of the teen’s leg’s was stuck under wheel, requiring crews to back the train up so the 17-year-old could be freed, Jake Heflin of the Long Beach Fire Department told the newspaper.

Buses were brought in to ferry rail passengers around the area while an investigation was conducted. Normal rail service resumed after about an hour.

–City News Service

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