The truck driver accused of triggering a Metrolink train to derail in Oxnard was released from jail after prosecutors announced that the 54-year-old would not immediately face charges in connection with the crash pending the outcome of an investigation.
Metrolink officials hope to have trains fully operational late Wednesday afternoon following a derailment that injured more than two dozen people in Ventura County.
Hoping to adopt methods of increasing rail safety, transportation officials may look to create more distance between trains and cars by removing railroad crossings altogether.
While a number of victims of the Oxnard Metrolink crash on Tuesday morning remained in the hospital through the evening, the lucky ones who suffered no serious injuries spoke out about what the fateful moment was like.
Safety improvements by Metrolink may have prevented Tuesday’s derailment in Oxnard from being a lot worse.
A Metrolink train derailed Tuesday morning after it collided with a vehicle on the track, officials said.
The incident occurred near Bauchet and Vignes streets shortly before 5 p.m. Tuesday, according to a L.A. City Fire spokesperson.
A person was struck by a Metrolink train heading for Ventura on Friday evening, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.
A public memorial service will be held Saturday for reality TV star and fitness model George Gregory Plitt Jr., who was struck and killed by a Metrolink train in Burbank while filming near the tracks.
Two men were videotaping George Plitt Jr., 37, on the tracks north of the Burbank train station when Plitt was hit by a Metrolink passenger train, according to Burbank police Sgt. Scott Meadows.
Police confirmed Sunday that reality TV star and fitness model George Gregory “Greg” Plitt Jr. was with a small camera crew when he was struck and killed by a Metrolink train Saturday afternoon.
Fitness model and reality TV star George Gregory “Greg” Plitt Jr. was struck and killed by a Metrolink train just north of the station in Burbank on Saturday afternoon, authorities said.
Authorities say no one was injured Monday when a Metrolink train struck a car in Pacoima.
A freight train struck and killed a man who was apparently attempting suicide Saturday night, according to Riverside police.
Transit agency officials are warning about the increase in suicides as the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday season draws near.