Several people suffered injuries when a passenger train collided with a truck on the tracks in a severe train crash in Ventura County. The truck was on the tracks at a point with no crossing gate when the train collided with it. The impact caused three cars in the Amtrak train to derail, though they stayed upright. It left one person with serious injuries, while 16 others suffered minor injuries. An investigation into the train accident is underway.
Investigation into Ventura County Amtrak Train Crash
The Amtrak train was traveling through Moorpark in Ventura County at about 11.15 am on June 28 when the collision occurred. It struck a water truck at a rural crossing point with no gate around the 11000 block of Los Angeles Avenue.
Investigators are currently working to determine the exact sequence of events leading to the collision. It is unclear whether the truck had stopped on the tracks or was in motion at the time of the collision.
Authorities are actively piecing together the chain of events leading up to the accident. The presence of the truck on the tracks remains a key point of inquiry, as it is currently unknown why the truck was in that position. The investigation aims to shed light on the incident’s circumstances and determine any contributing factors.
Consequences of the Train Collision
As a result of the collision, the water truck was completely destroyed. The driver, who was the vehicle’s sole occupant, sustained serious injuries. At the time of the crash, the train was bound for Seattle. It experienced the derailment of three of its eight cars. Despite the derailment, the derailed train cars managed to remain upright. Several passengers on the train also reported sustaining injuries, although the severity of these injuries was relatively minor compared to those of the truck driver.
Impact on Train Services
Following the collision, Amtrak and Metrolink services in the northwest region of Moorpark were temporarily suspended. The authorities took this step to ensure passenger safety and to facilitate the investigation process. Passengers traveling through the affected area were likely subjected to delays and inconvenience due to the suspension of train services.
Other Train Accidents Near Los Angeles
There have been several other train crashes in and around the Los Angeles area and accidents across California. One crash earlier in 2023 saw a train slam into a vehicle near East 24th Street and Long Beach Avenue in the Central-Alameda neighborhood. The deadly incident resulted in two deaths and three injuries.
Contact a Train Accident Attorney
If you have suffered an injury in a train crash in California, contact an attorney at Bisnar Chase today. One passenger from the latest Ventura County train crash has already contacted our team, and we are here to help anyone impacted by the accident.
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