By CBSLA Staff

PACOIMA (CBSLA) – A Metrolink train collided Friday with an unoccupied vehicle that appeared to have stalled on the tracks at a crossing in Pacoima, sending seven people to hospitals with moderate, non-life threatening injuries.

The incident was reported at 11:10 a.m. According to Los Angeles Fire Department Spokesman Nicholas Prange, paramedics evaluated 10 passengers complaining of pain, seven of which went to nearby hospitals and three who declined further treatment

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The train traveled several hundred yards after hitting the vehicle at a crossing near Paxton Street and came to a stop near Van Nuys Boulevard, Prange said.

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The tracks were temporarily shut down and traffic on San Fernando Road was slowed due to fire equipment at the scene. Service was restored before 12:30 p.m., but the incident caused an hour and 40 minute delay in Metrolink’s scheduled operations.

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