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Fiery Train Accident Injures Dozens of Passengers During Morning Commute in So. California
February 24, 2015 Personal injury attorneys of Moga Law Firm are offering support and legal aid to the families impacted by the latest train crash and derailment that sent Southern California passengers flying in the early morning hours. Investigators say a Metrolink commuter train collided into a produce truck that was stranded on the track. The trucker was reportedly hauling a 12-foot trailer when he misjudged a turn and got stuck on the train track in Oxnard, CA. The impact of the collision toppled 3 of 5 rail cars, sparking a fiery explosion that critically injured 4 people and sent 28 total to the hospital with broken limbs, head, back and neck injuries. The collision happened on Rice and 5th Streets at 5:46 a.m. as the engineer of the train bound for Los Angeles spotted the disabled truck and pulled the emergency brake. 50 passengers and crew members were jolted from their seats as the truck and train erupted into an inferno.
This is one of many collisions seen at this crossing over the years. According the early news reports, this train was being pushed by a locomotive in the rear; a configuration that has been criticized for potentially jeopardizing passenger safety. Following another crash that killed 11 people and injured 180 others in Glendale in 2005, Metrolink invested in collapsible bumpers to absorb the impact. Metrolink spokesperson, Jeff Lustgarten, went on record claiming safety technology worked in this case. As the Federal Railroad Administration investigates, it is critical for each passenger aboard the train to have an advocate protecting their legal rights. If you or your loved one have been a passenger in any railway accident, give a dedicated Oxnard Metrolink Accident lawyer at Moga Law Firm a call at (909) 931-2444 for a free consultation. We look forward to serving and advocating for your family.