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Metrolink train hits truck, causing delays but no injuries

November 4, 2009 |  9:32 am

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