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Dozens injured as train hits truck stuck at rail crossing in US

Published Wed, Feb 25, 2015 · 09:50 PM
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Oxnard, California

RAIL cars skidded onto their sides, a fireball lit up the dark and nearly 30 people were injured early on Tuesday when a commuter train slammed into a truck that had turned onto the railroad tracks and gotten stuck here about 96 kilometres north-west of Los Angeles.

The 5:45 AM crash interrupted train service for thousands of passengers and transformed a morning commute to Los Angeles into a scene of chaos at a hazardous rail crossing along strawberry fields and low-slung office parks and industrial supply businesses. The intersection was the scene of a fatal collision between an Amtrak passenger train and a car seven months ago.

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