Friday, May 24, 2024

Pedestrian dies after collision with Metrolink train in Burbank

May 24, 2024.   Burbank, California – An investigation is underway after a pedestrian was struck and killed by a Metrolink train early this morning. On May 24, 2024, at around 5:50 a.m., Burbank Police officers responded to the railroad crossing at Buena Vista Street and Vanowen Street following a report of a pedestrian being struck by a Metrolink passenger […]
Tuesday, January 20, 2015

In The News: January 20, 2015

Terrorists threaten to kill two Japanese hostages unless they get $200 million ransom!  CNN “American Sniper,” Clint Eastwood’s Iraq war drama, took aim at the box office over the long MLK holiday weekend and made history. It grabbed the number one spot and the crown for the most successful winter film opening ever. Oh, and the film is a top […]
Sunday, January 18, 2015

Top fitness expert killed by Metrolink train in Burbank

Burbank Police are investigating a tragic incident involving a Metrolink train. A man was struck and killed by a train north of the Magnolia Boulevard overpass not far from the downtown station in Burbank shortly after 4 p.m. yesterday. The Burbank Police Department has confirmed the identity of the man who was killed in that train versus pedestrian collision as […]
Thursday, September 4, 2014

Burbank Police looking for witnesses to fatal car vs train collision

If you witnessed that tragic car vs Metrolink train collision in Burbank last Tuesday, September 2, police want to talk to you. It happened at Buena Vista Street and San Fernando Boulevard around 3:17 p.m.  “Initial reports indicate a grey Toyota Camry, traveling southbound on Buena Vista Street, attempted to circumvent the activated railroad crossing arms when the vehicle was struck by […]
Saturday, November 22, 2008

Another Metrolink train crash blamed on a blown red light

It’s happened again. Federal officials are now investigating yet another Metrolink crash in the Southland. This time, a Metrolink commuter train and a freight train banged metal in Rialto on Thursday. Five passengers on the commuter train were injured. This accident was not the catastrophe that occurred in Chatsworth back in September, when 25 people died and more than a 100 […]
Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Metrolink engineer sent text message right before train crash

A major development in the investigation of that disastrous crash of a Metrolink commuter train and a Union Pacific freight train in Chatsworth last month.  According to a report released today by the National Transportation Safety Board, the engineer of the Metrolink train was text messaging while on duty — and sent one message 22 seconds before the fatal collision.  […]
Friday, September 19, 2008

Emergency cell phone ban for train crews

Google Image In light of that disastrous train collision last Friday, state regulators have taken quick action to ban cell phones for some train employees. National Transportation Safety Board investigators say the Metrolink commuter train engineer was text messaging during his shift on the day of the crash. Yesterday, the state Public Utilities Commission voted unanimously to immediately impose an on- the-job ban on wireless devices for engineers, […]
Thursday, September 18, 2008

Metrolink engineer was text messaging while on duty

Federal investigators have confirmed the Metrolink engineer was text messaging from his cell phone last Friday, the day of that disastrous train collision. The National Transportation Safety Board investigators subpoenaed the Metrolink engineer’s cell phone records. However, NTSB investigators are not saying if Robert Sanchez was texting right before his commuter train ran head-on into a Union Pacific freight train […]
Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Metrolink trains running through Chatsworth again

  Google file  Image Metrolink trains are rolling again on the reopened Ventura County line today. Yesterday afternoon on newly repaired tracks, investigators finished the second phase of the sight distance tests; using two trains to re-create elements and conditions of that tragic train collision, which occurred last Friday in Chatsworth. Once that testing was done, the go ahead was given for Metrolink train 111 to pull […]