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PLACENTIA, Calif., April 23 — A Metrolink commuter train collided with a freight train Tuesday morning in Southern California, killing at least one person and injuring approximately 100 people, some of them seriously, authorities said.

 

INITIAL REPORTS from the scene indicated that the Burlington Northern freight train rear-ended the Metrolink commuter train about 8:10 a.m., but authorities later indicated that the trains hit head-on.

The impact buckled one of the cars on the passenger train and caused two others to jump the tracks, authorities said. There was no fire.

Witnesses told KFI Radio that crew members leaped from one of the trains moments before the impact.

The passenger train was bound from Riverside to San Juan Capistrano, said Sharon Gavin, a Metrolink spokeswoman.

Authorities said preliminary information from the scene indicated that about 100 people were injured.

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Capt. Steve Miller of the Orange County Fire Authority told MSNBC TV that most of the victims were “walking wounded” who were able to leave the train under their own power.

Thirty ambulances were dispatched to the scene, and dozens of stretchers were arrayed alongside the tracks as authorities began removing the injured to a hastily established triage center.

Metrolink, Southern California’s regional commuter rail service, is in its 10th year of service.

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Guest Agt. Adopus

I hope your mom was reading a news paper inside

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Werd i was watching that on cnn this morning before going to my history lecture...i was late by 10 min cause i was so interested in it...

 

I guess that freight pushed the metro train like 30 feet or some shit, and the metro train was totally stopped...pretty nuts..

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WOW! all that kick ass music and Steve Miller STILL has time to be a fireman, truly a king among men!

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shit comes in 3's

 

ANOTHER train derailment?! This one in Michigan...

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Guest platapie

how does thsi crap happned? itsnot like planes theres rails and crap.

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That's about 20-30 minutes from my house. Crazy shit. They went head on. I wonder what happened? Was a driver drunk? Was there a failure @ the station?

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thats pretty fucked up that the trains hit head on. someone's losing their job.

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good job rail worker guys,

i wonder who teh boxo who caused this is.

 

and liek smart said, its a good thing steve miller was there to help iout.

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Originally posted by Smart

WOW! all that kick ass music and Steve Miller STILL has time to be a fireman, truly a king among men!

 

Steve Miller Band is the shit, no doubt

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Originally posted by shameless self promotion

 

Are you drunk?:D

 

 

hahahhaha i think so. i just looked at that and laughed my ass off. guess my hands are shot after a day of work.

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Guest ledzep

see, this dosent happen here because there are no trains

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appearently the conductor of the BNSF freight was supposed to stop and wait somewhere but he passed it and kept going.

 

by the way Placentia sounds like a cool name but there is nothing out there. just a bunch of rich white people.

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