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Tanker Train Cars Derailed in El Segundo

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Rail service on Metro’s Green Line was suspended Thursday  between El Segundo and Redondo Beach after tanker cars derailed in the mid afternoon.  The derailment was reported about 2:30 pm; as many as 15 cars were overturned along the track near Chapman Way in El Segundo. The train was carrying... Read more »

Santa Monica Train Accident Leaves One Injured

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Last Wednesday, a train accident in Santa Monica left one person injured. The December 9, 2015 crash occurred near Colorado Ave. and Seventh St. Shortly after noon, a flatbed semi that was carrying a load of lumber struck the light rail train and knocked two of its wheels off the... Read more »

Deadly Train Accidents Spur Nationwide Safety Advisory

In response to a dozen deaths and hundreds of injuries in two major train accidents, the Federal Railroad Administration has issued a safety advisory for America’s sprawling passenger railway system. The advisory spotlights the horrific accidents in Philadelphia which killed eight and injured two hundred and the 2013 derailment of... Read more »

Questions Remain After Philadelphia Amtrak Derailment

Intense investigation continues after an Amtrak train derailed last week on a segment of the Northeast Corridor rail route, which stretches from Washington, DC to Boston and is the busiest in the nation. According to reports, the train, on its way from DC to New York, had 238 passengers and... Read more »

Los Angeles Railroad Accidents and Crossing Safety

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Los Angeles railroad accident attorneys from Ellis Law have learned that the Oxnard crossing where a recent Metrolink accident occurred is one of the most dangerous railroad crossings in all of California. The National Transportation Safety Board is sending investigators to look into lighting and visibility at the crossing, where... Read more »

Los Angeles Metrolink Train Derailment Injures Dozens

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Thirty people were taken to area hospitals on February 24 after their commuter train struck a commercial truck. The abandoned vehicle quickly became engulfed in flames, while three of the train’s passenger cars derailed. The train derailment occurred in the town of Oxnard just before dawn on Tuesday. Terrified passengers... Read more »