Minor accident today on Eastside Gold Line

A Gold Line train and truck collided on the Eastside this morning at 10:23 a.m.  at 3rd Street and Downey Road. Both the train and the truck were headed eastbound when the truck apparently made a u-turn in front of the train, according to Metro officials.

There were an estimated 18 to 20 people on the train and no reported injuries to passengers or the train operator; nor was the driver of the truck hurt. The train suffered slight damage to its front.

The train was released from the scene at 11:35 a.m. and there may be short delays to service along the line. This is believed to be only the second accident along the new Eastside Extension since testing of trains began last summer.