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USA: Train collides with truck near LA, injuring 2801:28

USA: Train collides with truck near LA, injuring 28

United States, Between Oxnard and Camarillo, California
February 24, 2015 at 19:52 GMT +00:00 · Published

Twenty-eight people were hospitalised after five cars of a Metrolink train derailed about 113 km (70 miles) northwest of Los Angeles, Tuesday morning. The train is reported to have slammed into a truck that was standing on the tracks between Oxnard and Camarillo.

Local media report the conductor used the train's emergency-braking system after noticing the truck, but failed to avoid the collision. The train cars were being pushed from the rear.

According to fire officials, the Metrolink train was driving slower than the cruising speed of 127 km/h (79 mph). The driver from the truck reportedly tried to run from the scene, but was detained by police.

USA: Train collides with truck near LA, injuring 2801:28
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Twenty-eight people were hospitalised after five cars of a Metrolink train derailed about 113 km (70 miles) northwest of Los Angeles, Tuesday morning. The train is reported to have slammed into a truck that was standing on the tracks between Oxnard and Camarillo.

Local media report the conductor used the train's emergency-braking system after noticing the truck, but failed to avoid the collision. The train cars were being pushed from the rear.

According to fire officials, the Metrolink train was driving slower than the cruising speed of 127 km/h (79 mph). The driver from the truck reportedly tried to run from the scene, but was detained by police.

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