GarlicIndian Posted January 26, 2005 Share Posted January 26, 2005 At Least 9 Die When Los Angeles-Area Commuter Trains Derail POSTED: 9:35 am EST January 26, 2005 UPDATED: 11:55 am EST January 26, 2005 GLENDALE, Calif. -- A fire official in Glendale, Calif., says it appears that nine people were killed in today's train derailment. Authorities said the wreck near Los Angeles resulted from a vehicle that was on the tracks and was struck by one of the trains. Glendale Police Chief Randy Adams said a southbound commuter train struck the vehicle and derailed, causing the train to strike a northbound train. In addition to those killed, more than 100 people have been hurt. Firefighters picked through the twisted wreckage, which was scattered across the tracks. They carried wounded passengers to a triage center in a nearby parking lot. The train was headed from Los Angeles to Burbank. A second train also derailed -- apparently a freight train operated by Union Pacific. Video from the scene showed people being removed from the train on stretchers. Smoke can be seen coming from twisted wreckage at the scene of the crash in Glendale. The crash, which occurred after 6 a.m., was near San Fernando Road and Chevy Chase Boulevard in Glendale. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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