December 1, 2017

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News

At Least Four Injured in Car-Bus-Train Accident

On Monday, November 27, 2017, several people were injured in a multi-vehicle accident in Sun Valley, California. Few details are known at this time, but investigators have said that the crash took place at around 1:45 a.m. It occurred in the 8200 block of North San Fernando Road, at the intersection of Vineland Avenue. Details…

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January 13, 2017

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News

Tanker Train Cars Derailed in El Segundo

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 liquefied natural gas; no leaks…

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January 13, 2017

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News

2 Tower of Power Musicians Hit By Train in Oakland

David Garibaldi and Marc van Wageningen, two members of the award-winning group Tower of Power, were hit by a train Thursday night before a performance scheduled for that evening in Oakland California.  They were hit by a passenger train while crossing the tracks on foot at Jack London Square.   Reports say that they waited for…

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March 12, 2016

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News

Commuter Train Derailment Injures 14 in Northern California

A commuter train derailed near Fremont on March 7, injuring 14 passengers. The derailment may have been attributed to a mudslide that uprooted a tree onto the tracks, forcing the front train car to plunge into Alameda Creek in Niles Canyon. There were 214 passengers on the train when the accident occurred and emergency personnel…

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December 17, 2015

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News

Santa Monica Train Accident Leaves One Injured

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 track. According to a spokesperson…

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June 18, 2015

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News, Personal Injury

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 a Metro North train in…

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May 18, 2015

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News

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 five crew members on board…

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March 9, 2015

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News

Los Angeles Railroad Accidents and Crossing Safety

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 several collisions and deaths have…

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March 6, 2015

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News

Railroad Crossing Accidents Caused by “19th Century Technology”

Recent train tragedies have once again highlighted the hazards found at railroad crossings in California and across the country. The legal team at Ellis Law wants to warn motorists that these accidents are more common than many realize, and more needs to be done to minimize the potential dangers. Unfortunately, changes and improvements appear to be…

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March 4, 2015

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News

Driver’s Employer May Be Liable in Deadly Oxnard Metrolink Crash

The Los Angeles personal injury attorneys at Ellis Law continue to investigate the circumstances of the February 24 Metrolink train crash in Oxnard, which took a tragic turn this week with the death of the commuter train’s engineer Glenn Steele, a 40-year rail veteran who authorities have indicated was blameless for the accident. Our investigative team…

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