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  • Today's Headlines: Metrolink crash; Villaraigosa bows out; Fixing the Internet (or not)

    The Metrolink crash in Oxnard that injured 28 people early Tuesday is a grim reminder of more tragic crashes that have peppered the train system's history.  
  • New Metrolink cars' safety features probably reduced casualties

    New Metrolink cars' safety features probably reduced casualties
    Metrolink's investment of hundreds of millions of dollars in safety improvements after a series of deadly collisions probably reduced casualties in Tuesday's Oxnard crash, but the accident also highlighted the limits of the ongoing campaign. Three...
  • Wife of truck driver in Metrolink crash says he was grieving for child

    Wife of truck driver in Metrolink crash says he was grieving for child
    The wife of the driver who was arrested after his truck was hit by a Metrolink train, which then derailed, defended her husband and said the couple was grieving over the recent death of their daughter. Lucila Sanchez said her husband, Jose Alejandro...
  • California train crash: Engineer 'touch and go,' heart stopped twice

    California train crash: Engineer 'touch and go,' heart stopped twice
    The train operator severely injured in Tuesday's Metrolink crash is clinging to life after his heart stopped twice on Wednesday. A day after the commuter train barreled into a heavy-duty pickup truck in Oxnard and derailed, the engineer was among...
  • Lawyer: Trucker tried to drive off tracks, ran for his life

    Lawyer: Trucker tried to drive off tracks, ran for his life
    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...
  • Plan to bridge dangerous Metrolink crossing stalled by lack of money

    Plan to bridge dangerous Metrolink crossing stalled by lack of money
    A proposed $30-million to $35-million grade separation project that would have prevented Tuesday's crash of a Metrolink commuter train in Oxnard has been delayed for years by a lack of money, officials said Wednesday. The planned overpass project, which...
  • Oxnard train derailment still a mystery to investigators

    Oxnard train derailment still a mystery to investigators
    It was dark early Tuesday morning when Jose Alejandro Sanchez-Ramirez drove his truck along a narrow road that parallels train tracks in the farmlands of Oxnard. Somehow, Sanchez-Ramirez — a farm equipment repairman newly arrived in Ventura County...
  • Truck driver who caused California derailment arrested on suspicion of felony hit-and-run

    Truck driver who caused California derailment arrested on suspicion of felony hit-and-run
    A commuter train bound for Los Angeles derailed before dawn Tuesday in a fiery collision with an abandoned commercial pickup after the truck's driver took a wrong turn and got stuck on the tracks. There was a loud boom and the screech of brakes before...
  • Metrolink crash: New cars kept it from being 'tremendously worse'

    Metrolink crash: New cars kept it from being 'tremendously worse'
    In Tuesday’s crash of a Metrolink commuter train in Oxnard, the railroad’s new passenger cars, which represent the state of the art in safety design, performed well, officials say. The collision was, however, the fourth serious accident...
  • Riding the commuter rails, an act of faith and denial

    Riding the commuter rails, an act of faith and denial
    Riding an American commuter train is a minor act of faith — or at least of psychological sublimation. A passenger must manage to forget the reality of being aboard a cannonball traveling up to 79 miles per hour. It can take half a mile to bring a...
  • Video shows fitness model was clipped from behind by train in deadly accident

    Video shows fitness model was clipped from behind by train in deadly accident
    Video footage that captured the moments before Greg Plitt’s death shows the fitness model running southbound in between two sets of train tracks in Burbank before getting clipped from behind by an oncoming train, police said. The Division of...