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Metrolink train hits truck, causing delays but no injuries

A Metrolink train hit a stalled pickup truck about 6:45 a.m. today in Norwalk, causing several delays on its Orange County line trains.

The accident occurred near Rosecrans Avenue and Marquardt Avenue, said Metrolink spokeswoman Angela Starr. A Chevy truck was traveling northbound on Marquardt and making a left turn onto Rosecrans when the vehicle stalled, she said.

The driver escaped without injury.

"Obviously, we're happy the driver got out in time," Starr said.

The commuter train, which had departed at 5:20 a.m. from Oceanside, was back on the move an hour and a half after the accident, she said.

-- Baxter Holmes
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I was on that train this morning. Sounds like an insurance scam to me. How can you be making a turn and then stall right when the train is coming? The arms would have already been coming down. Great way to get out of a truck payment. Loser. Thanks for making us late to work.


The Los Angeles metropolitan area once had an actual public transit system. The Pacific Electric Interurban rail lines, and the Los Angeles Railway, extended from the San Fernando Valley to San Bernardino and Riverside Counties, and Orange County to the south.

One factor leading to their demise was conflict with growing surface street traffic, and failure to provide necessary grade separations at crossings.

As we rebuild public transit with light rail and commuter rail lines running on or across surface streets, what do we expect? We have all but forgotten this lesson from the past.

Another Larry the know it all, folks. Don't take any blame upon yourself for relying upon mass transit. You are at the mercy of mechanical failure and other misfortunes aboard a train. I'm glad you weren’t on the train in Claremont on the same day of your delay. A lady was struck and killed. Who knows maybe she was pushed for the life insurance policy. Would that be your theory? Idiot!


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