Metrolink Commuter Train Collision in Chatsworth, California near Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California Metrolink 111 Crash

Seven helicopters are standing by to medi-vac away the victims of a commuter train collision in Chatsworth, California near Los Angeles. Over a hundred fire fighters responded to this disturbing scene. One of the trains was on fire shortly after the crash and a currently unknown number of passengers were injured. At least seven have died according to the latest report.

A few of the Metrolink cars lay on their sides, some partly torn open. The other train in the collision was a Union Pacific freight train.

The collision occurred at 4:23 pm in the afternoon.

The Metrolink train left Union Station in downtown Los Angeles and was headed northwest to Moorpark in Ventura County. The train during the rush hour is normally carrying 350 passengers.

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