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22 Hurt, 1 Critically, after LA Commuter Train Partially Derails

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Los Angeles firefighters say nearly two dozen people suffered injuries, mostly minor, when a commuter train struck a car near downtown Los Angeles and partially derailed.

Fire Department spokesman Shawn Lenske says 21┬ápeople on the train were hurt in Saturday’s crash. He says all but one of the injuries was minor.

One person in the car was critically injured and had to be cut out of the vehicle.

Lenske says two of the train’s three passenger cars derailed.

Further details on the extent of the injuries or the cause of the crash were not immediately available.

Officials with Metrolink, which operates the train, did not immediately return a call for comment.

The crash happened just before 11 a.m. near the University of Southern California campus, south of downtown.