Man injured in 40-foot plunge

PASADENA — A man was hospitalized with serious injuries Saturday after plummeting 40-feet from a train station to the tracks below, officials said.
The incident occurred about 1 p.m. at the Memorial Park Gold Line Station, 125 E. Holly Avenue, Pasadena Fire Department spokeswoman Lisa Derderian said.
After falling from the station onto the tracks, the injured 33-year-old man was able to crawl to the center median between the northbound and southbound train tracks, Derderian said.
The southbound tracks were briefly closed while firefighters rescued the man, she said.
The man appeared to have suffered a fractured arm and other injuries, Derderian said. His exact condition was not clear.
Sgt. Ronald Marquez of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Transit Services Bureau said police continue to investigate what caused the man to fall.
Train and car traffic were not significantly impacted by the incident, he added.

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