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Man Struck by Metro Red Line in 'Grave Condition'

The male victim is in critical condition after he was struck by a subway train.

Update, 4:35 p.m.-Metro spokeswoman Anna Chen says the Red Line's North Hollywood Station has reopened. Trains are running on a single track between the Universal City and North Hollywood stations, and riders should expect delays of about 10 minutes.

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A man struck and pinned by a Metro Red Line train in North Hollywood Tuesday was taken to an area hospital in grave condition, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

Brian Humphrey of the LAFD Tweeted that firefighters had rescued the victim from underneath a train at 2:13 p.m. He first reported the accident in a tweet at around 1:45 p.m.

Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies are investigating the man ended up being hit by the subway train.

Firefighters worked to de-energize the "third rail'' that powers a subway train to remove the man found underneath the train at 5350 Lankershim Blvd., according to the LAFD.

A firefighter sustained a laceration in the rescue, Humphrey said.

The North Hollywood station was closed as of 2:20 p.m. No word yet on when it would reopen. Metro is offering free shuttle rides to the Universal Station.

Trains are experiencing delays of about 15 to 20 minutes.

This is a developing story. Check back for more details.

Yami September 05, 2012 at 07:30 PM
......Update- didn't make it, so sorry for the family. Dont know if the fall, or the 3rd electric rail charge, did him in. Usually dispatch would announce on the PA system, to stay behind the yellow line, after looking at the monitors. The conductor would honk a few times, then apply the brakes, a lot faster & rougher
Jolie September 06, 2012 at 07:42 PM
So firefighters put their own lives on the line working in a dangerous situation to rescue a crackhead? Unless this is murder I don't understand the sympathy. If it's murder then that should be on the monitors. I take the Red Line. You don't just fall onto the tracks. Your brain would have to be fried for a very long time to end up down there. Or ... your just a stupid a-hole.
Belinda jaramillo September 28, 2012 at 01:25 AM
Jolie, I knew him and he wasn't a crackhead. He was a victim of these hard economic tomes so don't be too quick to judge unjustly!
L September 29, 2012 at 10:00 PM
B: We have been out of town all summer. Just found out, and think this is our friend, A.D. If so, please check your "Board", where I've left contact info. Would like to know where he is buried, etc. Always sweet and patient -- a good guy and a good friend to our daughter. Thank you.
Nick HoJo October 05, 2012 at 11:27 PM
do you know the guys name? It is possibly a friend of mine .
robert October 05, 2012 at 11:51 PM
i would like to know how in the world could the train hit him? Is there any witnesses?
Janice November 03, 2012 at 08:16 PM
I'm at a loss for words. I just heard from a friend of a friend who didn't know that I knew him. My mom babysat him and his sister everyday after school throughout grade school. I would go to work with his mom, him and his sister every Saturday at their store/cafe in Boyle Heights. Last time I saw him was about 20 years ago. I'm heartbroken. Rest in peace my friend.

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