Laying out safety lessons learned from Oxnard Metrolink crash

Feb 25, 2015

At least 30 Injured As California Commuter Train Strikes Tractor Trailer

Workers clean up the street near the burned remains of a truck and trailer at the site where a Los Angeles-bound Metrolink train derailed in a fiery collision on the tracks on February 24, 2015 in Oxnard, California. ; Credit: David McNew/Getty Images

A day after the Metrolink crash in Oxnard that turned a passenger train into a twisted, mangled pile of metal, we’re looking into the latest on what we know about the driver of the truck that was on the tracks at the time of the accident, the safety implications from the collision, and what might be done to make this particularly dangerous rail crossing in Ventura County less prone to accidents.

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Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village), Congresswoman representing California’s 26th district, which includes Oxnard and most of Ventura County.

Keith Millhouse, member of the Metrolink Board of Directors and the Mayor Pro Tem of the city of Moorpark, CA.

Peter Goelz, former Managing Director of the NTSB and currently is the Senior VP with the lobbying firm O’Neill and Associates.  

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