Two people were hurt Tuesday afternoon after a car collided with a Blue Line train at 18th and Flower Streets.
The fire department said a Los Angeles County Sheriff's motorcycle deputy was responding to the train crash but lost control of his motorbike after hitting a pothole on 18th Street under the Interstate 10 Freeway.
The lawman was scrambling to help a woman involved in an accident between her Honda van and a Blue Line train near 18th and Flower Streets. The female was 35-45 years old and taken to a local hospital in critical condition. No one was reportedly hurt on the train.
At last report the motorcycle deputy was at the hospital being treated and his injuries was non-life threatening.