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Local news reports: LA commuter train collides with truck, injuring 30

Three double-decker train cars overturned in ‘multicasualty’ crash during morning rush hour

One person may have died and at least 30 people were injured Tuesday when a Los Angeles–bound commuter train slammed into a tractor trailer in Oxnard, California, during the morning rush hour, news reports said.

Train cars were lying on their sides at the scene, where tarps were laid out to treat the injured as firefighters and paramedics attended to crash victims.

The Los Angeles Times and local TV station KTLA both said at least 30 people were hurt, and KTLA said one may have died.

At least three double-decker Metrolink rail cars were overturned in the collision, which happened just before 6 a.m. local time, in Ventura County, northwest of Los Angeles, according to live video on CNN.

Metrolink spokesman Scott Johnson told CNN that passengers were being transported to area hospitals and victims’ families were being notified.

The Ventura County Fire Department said that the crash was being regarded as a “multicasualty” incident and that the number of deaths, if any, could not be immediately confirmed, The Los Angeles Times reported.

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said on Twitter that it was gathering information about the incident.

similar collision occurred earlier this month in New York state, leaving several people dead. A Metro North commuter train collided with a vehicle on the tracks north of New York City on Feb. 3, killing six people, including the car's driver, and injuring 12.

Al Jazeera and Reuters

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