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  • California train crashes: Two people die in three Bay Area collisions

    California train crashes: Two people die in three Bay Area collisions
    A major Southern California commuter train derailment made headlines Tuesday, but in Northern California, three people were hit by trains in less than 24 hours. Two of those struck were killed. The string of collisions began about 4:45 p.m. Monday...
  • Amtrak train strikes car in Camarillo; no serious injuries reported

    Amtrak train strikes car in Camarillo; no serious injuries reported
    An Amtrak train bound for Los Angeles on Sunday night struck a car that had been left on the tracks in an agricultural area just outside Camarillo, officials said.  The crash occurred about 8 p.m. at the intersection of 5th Street and Pleasant Valley...
  • Spending on rail crossing safety upgrades varies widely across Southland

    Spending on rail crossing safety upgrades varies widely across Southland
    When a Metrolink train slammed into an SUV on railroad tracks in Glendale a decade ago, the horrific chain reaction wreck prompted a major campaign to improve the safety and security of Southern California grade crossings. Last week's crash involving...
  • Metrolink trains expand use of new safety measure

    Metrolink trains expand use of new safety measure
    The Metrolink commuter train service next week is expanding its use of a new high-tech safety system that allows remote control to slow or halt trains if the on-board engineers are not responding properly to a potential danger, officials said. The so-...
  • Driver in Metrolink derailment leaves jail as probe into crash continues

    Driver in Metrolink derailment leaves jail as probe into crash continues
    Freed without charges after days in jail, the pickup driver in this week's Southern California train derailment is focused on how the train's passengers are faring, his son said. "My father and the rest of my family are praying for everyone's speedy...
  • Driver freed without charges in California train crash

    Federal investigators said a pickup truck driver who turned on to railroad tracks before a crash that derailed a California commuter train made a "mistake," while prosecutors released him from jail as they considered whether to pursue criminal charges....
  • No charges yet for pickup driver in train crash 'mistake'

    Investigators on Thursday were trying to determine why a pickup truck driver mistakenly turned onto railroad tracks before a crash that derailed a California commuter train, and prosecutors said they would await more answers before deciding to file...
  • Metro trains ran 83 red lights in four years, study finds

    Metro trains ran 83 red lights in four years, study finds
    Los Angeles County light-rail and subway trains ran 83 red lights in the last four years, according to agency data. The Blue Line, which connects Long Beach with downtown Los Angeles, recorded two-thirds of the violations, and averaged more than one per...
  • Metrolink derailment: No charges filed against truck driver for now

    Metrolink derailment: No charges filed against truck driver for now
    Prosecutors declined to file charges Thursday against the driver of a pickup truck that was hit by a Metrolink train in Oxnard this week, opting to wait for the completion of the investigation. Ventura County Dist. Atty. Gregory Totten said the...
  • Lawyer: Trucker ran for life after stranding truck on tracks

    A driver who abandoned his pickup truck on railroad tracks before a fiery crash with a commuter train made repeated attempts to get the vehicle off the rails and then ran for his life as the train approached, his lawyer said Wednesday. Jose Alejandro...
  • Life-saving train design is rarely used

    Perhaps the most remarkable thing about the collision between a Southern California commuter train and a truck abandoned on the tracks was this: No one died and only eight people on board were admitted to hospitals. Officials with the Metrolink train...