A Gold Line light-rail train carrying dozens of people hit a pickup during rush hour Tuesday morning in Highland Park, injuring seven people, authorities said.
The crash occurred shortly before 8 a.m. at a crossing at Avenue 55 and Marmion Way.
The 35-year-old driver of the pickup truck was taken to Huntington Hospital in Pasadena with unspecified injuries, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Lt. Suzan Young said.
The driver was awake and alert but was considered in critical condition because of the potential for internal injuries, a Fire Department official said.
The truck was severely damaged.
Six people on the train -- including the operator and a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy providing security on the train -- were being treated for minor neck and back injuries, Young said.
Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials said the southbound train was carrying as many
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