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  • 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...
  • Metrolink crash: 'All of the sudden people just started flying'

    Metrolink crash: 'All of the sudden people just started flying'
    Tarlee Coleman, 53, woke up at 5:46 a.m. to a phone call from his older sister. She was crying and he heard screams. He asked if something had happened at home. He heard more screams, but couldn't make out what anyone was saying. He asked her, again,...
  • Metrolink train derails at Union Station; no injuries, delays expected

    Metrolink train derails at Union Station; no injuries, delays expected
    A Metrolink train en route to Union Station in downtown Los Angeles derailed Tuesday evening, causing several commuter lines to be delayed, officials said. No injuries were reported and about 100 passengers were evacuated from the train. The Ventura...
  • Metrolink crash: Oxnard crossing most hazardous in Ventura County

    Metrolink crash: Oxnard crossing most hazardous in Ventura County
    The Oxnard rail crossing that was the scene of Tuesday's Metrolink derailment is the 23rd most hazardous in California, according to data from the Federal Railroad Administration. In 2014, two people were killed when their vehicle was struck by an...
  • Metrolink crash: 'No, no, no, this can't be happening'

    Metrolink crash: 'No, no, no, this can't be happening'
    Keana Grey was in the front seat of the lower deck of the second car from the front when the Metrolink train shook. The 19-year-old looked out the window and thought she was dreaming: The front car was turning around and just a few yards away from her...
  • Witness to Metrolink crash: 'It was just a horrendous ball of fire'

    Witness to Metrolink crash: 'It was just a horrendous ball of fire'
    Ted Maloney, 59, was driving to work in Ventura on 5th Street, about to make a left turn on Rice Avenue when he heard the Metrolink train's horn just before it crashed into a pickup truck. The sound was insistent, almost desperate, as if someone "just...
  • As high-speed rail gains momentum, U.S. can look to Europe's example

    As high-speed rail gains momentum, U.S. can look to Europe's example
    Most of the debate over the building of the nation's first bullet train, in California, has focused on the economics of such a monumental undertaking and its projected $68-billion first-phase price tag. Largely ignored amid the excitement over the...
  • 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...
  • 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...