When you’re dealing with $15m worth of high-end condo towers in the heart of Los Angeles, the risk of getting hit by a train is real.
On Wednesday night, a train derailed near the intersection of Santa Monica Boulevard and Santa Monica Avenue in the East Village.
The incident, which was captured on video, left a pile of debris on the sidewalk and a number of cars parked on the street.
An eyewitness said that a car came crashing into her condo, which had been parked in a parking garage.
“I saw the train coming towards me.
I saw it come up behind me,” she told ABC News.
She said she jumped out of her condo to try to get away.
Another man who witnessed the incident told ABC that he was just trying to help and saw the crash happen.
It was the first accident in Los Angelenos for a couple of years.
L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti said that he is investigating the incident and has called for additional security measures.
One of the train’s owners told ABC Local that the train is a very safe and well maintained train.
A spokesperson for the New York-based operator of the Los Angeles Metro, which operates the train, said that they are aware of the incident.
More to come.