More Details Come to Light in This Morning's Metrolink Crash
How a car ended up being hit by a Metrolink train this morning has been figured out--it was a chain-reaction crash. A vehicle pulling to the side of the road for an ambulance was hit from behind by a pickup truck, which flipped over before coming to a rest on the train tracks where it was hit, according to the Associated Press.
KNX1070 had earlier reported one fatality, but no other news reports have confirmed that yet. Los Angeles Fire Department officials tell LAist that all people in need of hospitalization were transported alive.
The crash occurred around 7 a.m. in the 9800 block of North San Fernando Road near Branford Street in the Sun Valley area. Four people in the two vehicles were transported to the hospital, including two--one, an infant--in critical condition. Eight people aboard the train complained of injuries, two of which that went to the hospital.