Metrolint-tåget i Los Angeles.
Metrolink är Los Angeles och södra Kaliforniens SL, med linjer i Los Angeles, Orange County Line, Riverside, San Bernardino och Ventura County.
Nu har ett pendeltåg krockat med ett frakttåg, och minst 15 människor har dödats och många fler skadats:
Ventura County Line train 111 (the 3:35 pm departure from Los Angeles) collided with a Union Pacific local freight train just west of the Chatsworth station at approximately 4:25 p.m. The freight train and the Metrolink train have both derailed in this head-on collision. There are multiple reported injuries on board the Metrolink train with some critical. Train service on the Ventura County line is currently suspended.
Rescue operations are continuing at the collision site in Chatsworth. At this time we understand that there are over 70 injured, some critically and at least 6 fatalities.
According to emergency response agencies, injured Metrolink passengers are being transported to the following hospitals:
UCLA Medical Center
Northridge Medical Center
Holy Cross Medical Center
Mission Hills Hospital
David Pierson, Scott Glover och Cara Mia Dimassa skriver i Los Angeles Times om At least 15 reported dead as Metrolink cars crash into freight train – Los Angeles Times
, A Metrolink train and a Union Pacific freight train collided head-on in Chatsworth this afternoon, killing at least 15 people and injuring at least 70 others. Dozens of people were believed to be trapped in the wreckage despite the efforts of more than 250 firefighters, police officers and paramedics. The number of fatalities makes this the deadliest Metrolink crash in the history of the Los Angeles area’s commuter railroad.
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[tags] Los Angeles, Metrolink, Chatsworth, Tågolycka, Kalifornien[/tags]