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Amtrak train with 198 passengers derailed after striking a truck in Moorpark

The derailment occurred at about 11:30 a.m. at a railroad crossing near Los Angeles Avenue.



More than a dozen people were hurt when an Amtrak train partially derailed late Wednesday morning after striking a water truck in Moorpark, officials said.

The derailment occurred at about 11:30 a.m. at a railroad crossing near Los Angeles Avenue.

According to the Ventura County Fire Department, the train was carrying 186 passengers and 13 crew members when it hit the public works truck. On Twitter, local photographer Michael Coons said the truck belonged to the Ventura County Public Works Agency.


Of the train’s seven cars, three came off the tracks and were tilted sideways but remained upright.

15 people from the train were transported to hospitals with injuries, most of which were considered minor, fire officials said.


The truck driver was transported to a local trauma center with non-life-threatening injuries, said David Fleisch, assistant director of public works.

Sky5 footage showed the front of the train sustained serious damage while the charred and mangled truck ended up next to the tracks. Evacuated passengers were provided with shade a short distance away and later transported to a “reunification center” in Moorpark.


Los Angeles Avenue was initially closed in the area between Hitch Boulevard and Tierra Rejada Road, according to the Sheriff’s Office. All roads reopened by 12:45 p.m.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


Moorpark is located roughly 20 miles west of Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley.

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