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In California, an electric train knocked down a van and caught fire: there are victims

In Santa Fe Springs, a Metrolink train hit a railroad van. The incident occurred early in the morning on November 22, causing severe delays and cancellations, writes ABC News. As the newspaper notes, 4 people suffered.

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A fire collision occurred near 5: 30 near the intersection of Rosecrans and Marquardt Avenues. The fire brigade believes the van stopped at the Rosecrans Avenue intersection when the OC Line 681 train crashed into it. There were more than 100 passengers on the train. He was heading from Orange County to Los Angeles.

A dramatic video posted on social media shows the moment when a train crashes into a camper and pushes it along a railway track. The frames show how people run away from a blazing car.

Firefighters who arrived at the scene extinguished the fire, which completely destroyed the van and carbonized the car. Smoke from the fire was visible for several miles.

Soon after the collision, a freight train arrived on parallel tracks.

One passenger said he was preparing for a potential hit by hearing the sound of a fast approaching freight train.

“These were, frankly, the longest few seconds of my life. When I heard the beep of an approaching train, I just looked around, everyone looked around: will we actually be safe? Does anyone know what happened? ”Ryan Hayek said in emotion.

A freight train drove through the wreckage after the accident, and then stopped when the fire from the Metrolink train began to spread actively, carbonizing its container wagons.

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According to officials, four passengers who were slightly injured were released after assistance.

“I remember how I was thrown into the next seat during the collision. I hit my head. It was very painful, ”recalls the passenger Rosalind Carter.

The catastrophe caused significant delays and cancellations of railway flights. Metrolink offered some customers compensation for tickets and advised the affected passengers to find their own transport - due to the restriction of the movement of the "alternative".

Many passengers who travel by train often say that the crash could have been much worse. They are grateful for the quick response of Metrolink employees and those who provided first aid.

An investigation is underway.

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