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National Transportation Safety Board

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  • 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...
  • Metrolink crash: NTSB to examine lighting, visibility at grade-crossing

    Metrolink crash: NTSB to examine lighting, visibility at grade-crossing
    Federal investigators are examining whether the intersection near Tuesday’s Metrolink crash in Oxnard was "adequately illuminated" in the early-morning darkness, officials said Wednesday.   National Transportation Safety Board investigators are...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Oil cars still burning day after West Virginia derailment

    Oil cars still burning day after West Virginia derailment
     Oil cars were still burning more than a day after a train carrying 3 million gallons of North Dakota crude derailed in a West Virginia snowstorm, shooting fireballs into the sky. Hundreds of families were evacuated after losing their drinking water and...
  • State to inspect aging bridges after overpass concrete falls on car

    State to inspect aging bridges after overpass concrete falls on car
    Maryland's top transportation official on Thursday ordered immediate inspections of 27 aging, state-owned bridges after a chunk of concrete fell on a Prince George's County woman's car from the bottom of the Interstate 495 overpass in Morningside. The...
  • State proposes fining CSX for Lynchburg oil spill

    State proposes fining CSX for Lynchburg oil spill
    Virginia's environmental regulators want to fine CSX Transportation $361,000 for the April 2014 derailment in Lynchburg that spilled more than 29,000 gallons of oil into the James River. The fine is part of a proposed agreement between the railroad and...