Tragedy Strikes In South California
<By: Joe> 2-24-15
On February 24th, a commuter train had slammed into a produce truck that apparently had been stuck on the tracks. It had injured a total of 50 people, and some had been in critical condition. Twenty-eight of those people had been sent to the hospital. The truck driver had not had any injures, but had left the scene of the accident. They are still not for sure why he had left the scene of the collision. The force of the train hitting the truck was so great that it had ripped the truck in parts and sent the passenger cars off the tracks and flipped over. It was said that the train was going around 79 miles per hour, and put on it's emergency break right before the impact had occurred. This will affect many people, and their families. It is fortunate for the families that no one was killed in this accident.
Reuters. "Fifty hurt when Southern California commuter train slams into truck." Reuters. 24 Feb. 2015. Web. 24 Feb. 2015. <http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/02/24/us-usa-train-crash-idUSKBN0LS1MT20150224>