Breaking News – 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.

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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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