Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

News

Metrolink Train Crashes into 2 Cars in Sun Valley; 1 Dead [UPDATED]

metrolinkmotions.jpg
Stories like these are only possible with your help!
You have the power to keep local news strong for the coming months. Your financial support today keeps our reporters ready to meet the needs of our city. Thank you for investing in your community.

[UPDATE: Photos and more info how the crash can be found here]

A crash involving a Metrolink train and two vehicles happened around 7 this morning in the 9800 block of North San Fernando Road near Branford Street in the Sun Valley area [map], and "at least four people, including an infant, were hurt," according to KTLA.

The front end of the Metrolink train appears to have sustained some damage however it "remained upright and on the tracks," while a live news broadcast from the scene shows the vehicles involved resting some distance from the train's front; one overturned and the other skidded out of control. Four occupants of the two vehicles have been transported to a nearby hospital, and some train passengers may have begun to report neck and back pain. The LAPD and Metrolink have begun an investigation into the incident.

UPDATE: One person involved in the crash has died, KNX1070 is reporting. "Of the 42 total aboard train, only 2 persons w/minor injury to area hospital," notes LAFD spokesman Brian Humphrey via an email alert.