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Metrolink Honors One Year Anniversary of Deadly Crash

By Renee Nordstrand on September 8, 2009

Saturday, September 12th marks the one year anniversary of the Metrolink crash in Chatsworth that killed 25.

Metrolink has erected a plaque in Union Station near the crash site to honor those who lost their lives in the train accident.

Last year’s accident occurred when Metrolink train 111 collided head-on with a Union Pacific freight train.  Preliminary investigation reports disclose that the Metrolink train’s engineer was using his cell phone to text message while operating the train that day.

In an increasingly technologically advanced world, cell phones can often lead to negligent behavior while operating a train, car, or bus.  You can protect yourself and those around you by refraining from writing text messages while driving or operating a motor vehicle.