updated 8/13/2006 8:22:04 AM ET 2006-08-13T12:22:04

A commuter train collided with a car near the Staples Center arena, injuring seven people, authorities said.

The car was attempting a left turn across the tracks Sunday night when an oncoming Metro Blue Line train smashed into it and dragged it for several hundred feet before coming to a stop, authorities said.

The car’s driver, a 40-year-old man, and a passenger, a 46-year-old man, had moderate injuries, said Fire Capt. Brian Ballton. Five passengers on the train were treated for minor injuries, Ballton said.

Their identities were not released.

The train was heading from Union Station to Long Beach. It was about to enter a subway tunnel when it hit the car.

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