At Least 10 Injured After Metrolink Train and Box Truck Collide in Sun Valley, CA

At Least 10 Injured After Metrolink Train and Box Truck Collide in Sun Valley, CA

At least 10 people were transported to local hospitals after a Metrolink train collided with a box truck in Sun Valley on Tuesday, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The crash occurred about 10:39 a.m. in the 8200 block of San Fernando Road, according to an LAFD alert. The train had six cars and a total of 187 passengers aboard.

AV Line 212 was headed to Los Angeles when it struck a vehicle on the tracks, according to Metrolink.

Sky5 aerial video showed the train was stopped on the tracks, with multiple emergency vehicles — including LAFD trucks and ambulances, as well as Los Angeles Police Department patrol cars — parked on the surrounding tracks.

A portion of San Fernando Road was shut down by the Department of Transportation as fire responders worked to assess the number of patients, LAFD said.

A triage area was set up near the train, and multiple people — most with apparently minor injuries — were being treated by emergency personnel, the aerial footage showed.

None of those taken to the hospital had injuries that were considered life-threatening, according to LAFD.

It was not immediately clear how the crash would impact Metrolink service in the area.

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