On Tuesday, February 24, 2015, a California Metrolink commuter train struck an abandoned commercial truck on the tracks about 65 miles northwest of Los Angeles. According to a news report, at least 28 people were injured in the crash, and police said many of them were treated for injuries to the head and extremities.
If you have been injured in a California train accident like the Metrolink collision and would like to learn more about your legal options, the California Injury Attorney group can help. In a free consultation we can answer your questions, and if you have case, we can connect you with an affiliated attorney who can assist you throughout the legal process.
Metrolink Accident Overview
It was reported that the train was on a run from Ventura County to Los Angeles when it collided with the truck. The driver, who was arrested on suspicion of felony hit-and-run, was reportedly found in distress over a mile from the scene of the crash. Police said the man was taken into custody.
The Metrolink train can cruise at speeds of up to 80 miles per hour, but had reportedly slowed significantly before the collision. A long expanse of straight track apparently allowed the conductor to see the tractor-trailer and anticipate the crash from a distance. Four of the train’s cars were derailed, three of which fell over once off the tracks, and the commercial truck was engulfed in flames.
California train accident attorneys note that the February 24 accident is not the first on that same stretch of track. In 2008, the Los Angeles Times reported a train crash that left 25 dead and 135 injured.
Following train accidents, those who are injured or loved ones of those killed can seek legal counsel to determine whether they are eligible to a pursue a claim for compensation. A lawsuit can allow injured parties to recover damages including medical expenses, loss of income, pain and suffering, and more.
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If you were injured, or a loved one was killed in a California train accident, call Attorney Group for California today for more information about your options. At no out-of-pocket cost to you, we can answer your questions. If you have a case, we can connect you with an affiliated attorney who can assist you in seeking the compensation to which you may be entitled.