LOS ANGELES (AP) _ A commuter train collided with a tow truck near downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday night, injuring more than a dozen people.

Three people in the truck were critically injured, and 14 people on the train were hurt, city fire spokesman Jim Wells said. The extent of the passengers' injuries wasn't immediately known.

The Metro Blue Line train was heading south when it hit the tow truck at about 10:30 p.m. in Watts, south of downtown, Metropolitan Transportation Authority spokesman Ed Scannell said. The left side of the truck was crushed.

The Metro Blue Line runs about 30 miles from downtown Los Angeles to downtown Long Beach, carrying about 50,000 passengers daily.