Bicyclist succumbs after being struck by Metro near Wardlow Station

Upon arrival, first responders found a bicycle wedged in the north end of the train.

Upon arrival, first responders found a bicycle wedged in the north end of the train.

On Jan. 20 at 1:48pm, Long Beach Fire Department units responded to reports of a bicycle rider who was struck by a northbound Metro train just south of the Wardlow Station at the intersection of Pacific Avenue and Wardlow Road. A total of 18 firefighters responded to this incident.
Upon arrival, firefighters discovered what appeared to be a male in his 30s who had been struck and dragged several hundred feet. Paramedics assessed the victim and pronounced him deceased at the scene. A bike was found wedged in the north end of the train.
The scene was turned over to authorities from Metro and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department for investigation of the cause.

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