LAFD Cares For 21 Injured After Metrolink Train Crashes Into Big Rig In Sun Valley

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

SUN VALLEY - Metrolink train 212 heading south toward Los Angeles on the Antelope Valley line struck a tractor-trailer on September 6th, 2016. No one was critically injured.

Firefighters and passengers in front of train.

The train struck the rear end of the truck that was on train tracks at 10:39 a.m. on the 8200 block of San Fernando Road.

Firefighters arrived on scene to find a locomotive plus five train cars carrying a total of 187 passengers. Additional units were quickly requested. Approximately 75 firefighters including 13 ambulances, all under the command of Assistant Chief Reynar, systematically triaged 187 passengers and provided immediate medical aid.

A total of 21 patients were transported to local hospitals, all from the train, all with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the truck was not injured.LAFd firefighters assisting woman.

Details regarding the surrounding circumstances as to what led up to the crash are being handled by our local law enforcement friends.

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