Metrolink Train Collides With Truck In The San Fernando Valley, Injuring 21
A Los Angeles-bound Metrolink train collided with a big rig truck at 11:39 a.m. Tuesday morning in Sun Valley, a San Fernando Valley neighborhood just north of Burbank. Twenty-one people were hospitalized with minor injuries after the train struck the rear end of a tractor trailer truck that was on the tracks, according to NBC 4. There were 187 total passengers believed to be on the train, which was traveling from the Antelope Valley to Union Station.
The L.A. Times reports that the train had just pulled out of the Sun Valley station when the crash occurred, and that it was traveling at roughly 15-20 mph at the time. According to the Times, about 27 trains pass daily through the intersection where the crash occurred, and it's been the site of at least 15 collisions since 1993.
Thirteen ambulances and 75 firefighters responded to the scene, assessing passengers who were onboard and providing immediate triage care, according to a Los Angeles Fire Department statement.
The cause of the crash, which occurred at an intersection, remains under investigation. The Metrolink train resumed its route before noon, according to Reuters.