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Several Injured After Train, Car Collide

Several Injured After Train, Car Collide

By Anthony Alaniz

Several people were injured when a car collided with a train on the Blue Line, police officials said. The incident happened Friday morning about 7 a.m. in Long Beach, occurring near Long Beach Blvd. and 14th St, according to Metro spokesman Jose Ubaldo.

Details about the crash were not immediately available. It wasn’t clear what caused the accident, or if drugs or alcohol could have been a factor.

Five people from the train were transported to area hospitals with minor injuries, according to Matthew Dobberpuhl of the Long Beach Fire Department. The five people complained of neck and pack pain.

One person from the vehicle was also transported to an area hospital. The extent of their injuries wasn’t available or known. It also wasn’t clear if the injured person was the driver or a passenger.

Service was delayed between downtown Long Beach and Anaheim stations, but wasn’t disrupted between downtown Los Angeles and Willow stations.

The names of those injured were not released, nor was the condition of those sent to the hospital immediately available. No charges have been filed in relation to the crash at this time.

Source: L.A. Times

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Mercedes-Benz Could Move Into Vacant Boeing Space

Mercedes-Benz Could Move Into Vacant Boeing Space

By Anthony Alaniz

Mercedes-Benz could soon be occupying the old Boeing facility on Lakewood Blvd. and Conant St. in Long Beach after sitting empty for eight years.

Mercedes-Benz, which has a 15-year lease that begins March 1 at the facility, has yet to release any details about what it plans to do with the 1.1 million square foot facility.

“Aerospace is disappearing from this area and going to other states but to have activity like that, a car manufacturer assembling cars?,” Fred Mooshagian, who worked at the facility nearly 60 years ago, said in an interview with NBC Southern California. “Absolutely!”

“We know that Mercedes-Benz is coming in, and then we have the Habit and Starbucks,” said Gary Maldia of the sub shop in an interview NBC Southern California. “They will benefit.”

Mercedes Benz, which has been very tight-lipped about its lease, did not return NBC Southern California’s calls for comment Thursday.

With an unemployment rate of nearly 10 percent, Bob Foster, the mayor of Long Beach, hopes Mercedes-Benz will hire locally.

“Mercedes has a big footprint here,” he said in an interview with NBC Southern California. “They have research facilities near by here. This is going to increase their presence in and around Long Beach.

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