A man approximately 20 years of age was found under the Red Line subway train at Wilshire & Vermont at about 11:00 Tuesday night.
It was apparently a suicide attempt because people reported that he jumped and was not pushed. The man has been taken to the hospital and is now listed in critical condition.
Metro expects the trains to resume regular operations by morning.
Source: Koreatown LA on Facebook
Note: Metro’s SM team referred to the incident as a “trespasser strike.”
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ABOUT THE WILSHIRE / VERMONT STATION
Wilshire/Vermont Station is located on the northeast corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Vermont Avenue in East Koreatown LA. Southwestern University and the Robert F Kennedy Community Schools are located nearby. It is a busy subway station known for receiving wireless signals even underground.
The station is designed with two platform levels: eastbound Purple and Red Line trains (to Union Station) use the upper level, and westbound Purple (to Wilshire/Western) and Red (to North Hollywood) trains use the lower level.
Above the station is the Wilshire Vermont mixed-use transit village development, a $136-million apartment and retail complex designed by the firm Arquitectonica on land owned by the LA County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. The development opened in 2007 and includes apartments and retail.