Authorities are still investigating why a Metrolink commuter train collided into a dump truck in the San Fernando Valley — an accident that sent nine out of 109 passengers aboard the train to local hospitals. According to a spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD), there were a total of 13 people who sustained injuries as a result of the crash.
The accident occurred in Pacoima when a dump truck, for unknown reasons, was on the tracks and failed to move out of the way of an oncoming Metrolink commuter train. The impact of the crash caused the dump truck to overturn. The driver of the truck was treated for minor injuries on the scene and was released.
The passengers who were not taken to the hospital were dropped off at the Sylmar Station. According to the LAFD, the accident is currently under investigation.
The Encino train accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Reneé J. Nordstrand are aware that the injuries suffered by the passengers on the Metrolink might be relatively minor. However, due to the sheer size and weight of a train, victims of train-related accidents can suffer broken bones, brain injury, and even fatality.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a commuter, passenger, or commercial train, our personal injury law firm is standing by to help you get the financial compensation you deserve. This includes payment for medical bills, offset lost wages, permanent lost income, rehabilitation costs, and any other damages. All of our train accident cases are handled on a contingency basis, so you don’t pay for our services unless you receive compensation.
If you have questions about your legal options and rights following a train accident, call our Santa Barbara office at (805) 962-2022 or our Encino office at (818) 981-3530.