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Photos from Chatsworth Train Crash
The area around Stoney Point Park felt chaotic a half hour after the crash between the Metrolink commuter train and a freight train this afternoon. Details about what just happened were coming out in pieces as a group of neighbors gathered on a corner at a police line at Rinaldi St and Canoga Ave. A commuter who said he was in the last car of the train was standing on the sidewalk. He looked phased and disturbed but mentioned he saw dead bodies before walking away to call someone to get the hell out of there.
Further within the scene, it smelled of engine transmission fluid. A triage area was being setup as a small group of injured commuters were being treated near the backyards of neighbors who helped with the rescue. It was a sad and grim scene, but first responders were there immediately to lend a helping hand. Here's a little of what we saw and we hope the best for the victims and their families affected by this tragedy.