Train vs. Car in San Bernardino...
It's common sense people -- if you see a train a-coming, stop or get out of the way. Unfortunately a Chevy Cavalier with three people in it was on the receiving end of a Metrolink train early this afternoon. NBC 4 reports:
The train was traveling west from San Bernardino to Union Station in downtown Los Angeles when it struck the small, four-door car at Azusa Avenue and Edna Place in Covina at 11:52 a.m., [Fire Captain Mark] Savage said.
The car's driver and passengers were taken to County-USC, two of them were critically injured. As of 3 PM, Metrolink released a statement on its website:
The tracks near Azusa Avenue in Covina have been reopened and trains are proceeding through the area. Due to the cancellation of earlier trains and delays in the return of some train equipment to Los Angeles, train 314 (the 3:50 p.m. departure from Los Angeles) and train 323 (the 2:00 p.m. departure from San Bernardino) have been cancelled. Train 316 (the 4:20 p.m. departure from Los Angeles) will operate on time.
So San Bernardino line riders, expect a very crowded and possibly slower ride home tonight. And drivers, here's a safe bet: in a car vs. train head-to-head mash up, bet on the train.