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Truck Driver to Make First Court Appearance in Oxnard Metrolink Train Derailment

The driver of a pickup truck that was hit by a Metrolink train in Oxnard, triggering a derailment that injured dozens of people, is due in court Thursday to face potential felony hit-and-run charges. 187 more words

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Lawyer: Truck driver in train crash 'did all he could'

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — A lawyer says the driver of a truck involved in a fiery crash with a commuter train in Southern California “did all he could” to free the vehicle from the tracks and then ran for help. 117 more words

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NTSB Obtains Video, Data Recorders From Train in Oxnard Metrolink Crash

Federal investigators continued their investigation Wednesday into a Metrolink derailment in Oxnard that occurred Tuesday morning when a five-car train struck a pickup truck, leaving dozens of people injured, four critically. 767 more words

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Rail fractures, defects led to fiery Gainford derailment: TSB

WATCH ABOVE: Failing tracks caused a 2013 derailment and explosion near Gainford. Fletcher Kent has more on the TSB’s report.

EDMONTON – A report says rail fractures and undetected defects led to a fiery train derailment that forced people west of Edmonton to flee their homes. 765 more words

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28 Hurt When California Train Crashes IntoTruck on Tracks

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — A commuter train slammed into a truck abandoned on the tracks early Tuesday, sending three rail cars tumbling onto their sides and injuring 28 people in the fiery crash in California. 452 more words

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Train technology prevented tragedy in Southern California, officials say

OXNARD, California (CNN) — If Tuesday’s fiery wreck involving a passenger train and a pickup in Southern California had occurred five years ago, more people likely would have been injured, and some might have died, officials with the commuter service said. 996 more words

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Dozens hurt when Metrolink train crashes into abandoned truck

OXNARD, Calif. – Metrolink train derailed early Tuesday in Oxnard after slamming into a truck, injuring 28 people, four of them critically.

The driver of the truck left the scene and was taken into custody, officials said. 477 more words

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