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Fire Truck Collides With Train

December 23, 2006

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ A fire truck responding to an emergency collided with a commuter train Friday, slightly injuring nine train passengers and a firefighter, authorities said.

The collision occurred shortly after 5 p.m. south of downtown and caused a portion of a commuter train to derail, said Dave Sotero, a spokesman for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

The passengers were taken to the hospital with minor to moderate injuries, said fire spokesman Brian Ballton.

The firefighter suffered minor injuries. The crash was being investigated.

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