A man on a bicycle was fatally struck and dragged Thursday by a Metro Blue Line train in Long Beach, fire and transit officials said.
The crash occurred around 1:45 p.m. near the Wardlow Station, said Jose Ubaldo of the MTA.
The victim, identified only as a Hispanic man in his 30s, had been traveling eastbound on a bike when he was struck by a northbound train near Pacific Avenue and Wardlow Road, said Matt Dobbertuhl of the Long Beach Fire Department.
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"He was dragged several hundred feet and was dead upon our arrival," Dobbertuhl said.
Ubaldo said trains are experiencing a 15-minute delay, and that is expected to be longer. Buses will be shuttling passengers between the Wardlow and Willow stations.