Updated: Commuter Train And Big Rig Collide North Of LA - 51 Injured

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    Reports: Dozens injured in California train derailment
    A California commuter train collided with a tractor trailer and derailed in Oxnard, injuring dozens of people, according to multiple media reports.

    The Los Angeles Times reported that the crash occurred just before 6 a.m. Metrolink spokesman Scott Johnson told the Times the collision derailed three of the passenger train's cars and injured at least 30 people.

    KABC-TV reported that the truck caught fire after being hit by the train.

    Fire-rescue personnel set up a color-coded triage area with green, yellow and red tarps at the site, KNBC-TV reported. The tarps indicate the severity of the victim's injuries, with red being the most serious and green indicating minor injuries.

    Oxnard is about 75 miles west of downtown Los Angeles.

    On September 12, 2008, when a Union Pacific freight train and a Metrolink commuter train collided head-on, killing 25 people. That crash was the deadliest accident in Metrolink history.
     
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    where is janks when you need him...
     
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    That sucks. That one in 2008 was because one of the conductors was phoning his girlfriend or something like that. Horrible.
     
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    I'm lucky to haul Haz-Mat, $10,000 fine for not stopping at RR crossings. The only way a train would hit me is if it fell from the sky.
     
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    Engineer not conductor
     
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    51 injured, 4 critical, in Southern California commuter train collision with truck
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    Commuter train in southern California hits truck, derails

    At least 51 people were injured, including four critically, Tuesday morning when a Metrolink commuter train collided with a tractor-trailer truck on the tracks in Ventura County, northwest of Los Angeles.

    Oxnard police Sgt. Denise Shadinger said the crash was reported at 5:44 a.m. Shadinger said the truck became fully engulfed in flames. Authorities are describing the scene as a multi-casualty incident.

    Authorities at a morning news conference said many of the victims were treated for head and extremity injuries. The train, which has a cruising speed of about 79 miles per hour, was traveling 'significantly' slower at the time of impact, an official said.

    A Ventura County fire official told Fox News that the driver of the tractor trailer survived the crash and fled the scene. He was apprehended less than a mile from the crash site, the official said.

    The collision toppled three passenger cars. A fourth car is derailed but remains upright, along with the engine. The scene is in Oxnard, about 65 miles northwest of Los Angeles.

    A news helicopter is showing firefighters treating numerous people at the scene. Tarps were lying on the street and firefighters were treating victims. Little was left of the truck but scorched and mangled wreckage -- some debris was in a nearby intersection and some close to the tracks.

    VC Line 102 to Los Angeles is stopped between Oxnard & Camarillo due to striking a vehicle on the tracks. Updates to follow.

    — Metrolink (@Metrolink) February 24, 2015

    Metrolink's website says the train was on a run from Ventura County to Los Angeles.

    Emergency vehicles could be seen treating some passengers at the scene, while other passengers could be seen being wheeled on stretchers.

    The Los Angeles Times reported that in 2008, a train traveling on the same route was involved in a crash that killed 25 and injured 135.

    The National Transportation Safety board announced it was sending a team to investigate the crash.

    The Associated Press contributed to this report
     
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    Apparently it was caused by so many people on the road
    rushing to Ventura to see Stuttering John perform at 10 bucks a head.
     
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    Why schools buses(in some states) and trains don't have seat belts makes no sense in 2015.:facepalm:
     
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    BABABOOEY!!!! Howard Stern's penis...because that's still funny after 20439483 times.
     
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    "Oxnard" is real place??? I seriously thought it was made up town for like Bugs Bunny cartoon punchlines?!?
     
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    I remember that one.
     
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    Yep, hauling Haz-Mat is a dream job.
     
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    Oxnard isn't too far from 'Tarzana'... Yes, it was indeed inspired by the guy who wrote the Tarzan novels...
     
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    The Dallas Cowboys hold camp in the summer time in Oxnard every season to avoid the Dallas heat.
     
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    On the ocean, very agricultural.
     
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    Just don't wreck and you'll be fine.:D
     
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    Cowboys camp in Oxnard

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    I imagine the paperwork is a bitch.
     
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