Metro Gold Line rail service is suspended between the Sierra Madre Villa and Lake stations due to a big rig crash. Shuttle buses are being used to transport commuters around the closure.
Part of the Metro Gold Line remained closed Friday morning after a big rig crashed on the train tracks Thursday.
The crash involved two big rigs on the eastbound Foothill (210) Freeway in Pasadena at 1 p.m. The crash shut down a portion of the freeway for almost 12 hours. The freeway reopened around 12:45 a.m. Friday.
Rail service is suspended between the Sierra Madre Villa and Lake stations due to one of the big rigs landing on the rail tracks that divide the 210, according to the California Highway Patrol. Shuttle buses are being used to transport commuters around the closure.
Sixteen buses are being used to shuttle passengers between stations. The shuttes will run every five minutes and the service will continue through Saturday, according to Metro officials.
As the big rig hauling a farm tractor plowed onto the tracks, it struck one of the Gold Line's power poles, knocking down wires that will require at least a day to repair, Metro officials said.
The other big rig ended up on its side and its driver was taken to a hospital for treatment of serious injuries, according to Lisa Derderian of the Pasadena Fire Department.
The driver of the big rig that went onto the tracks suffered minor injuries and was also taken to a hospital, she said