Accident Investigations

HQ-2015-1016 (Finalized)

  • 24
  • Feb
  • 2015
ACCIDENT TYPE: Obstruction Collision (OBS)
LOCATION: Oxnard, CA
RAILROAD: Southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCAX)
SUBJECT: Accident Investigations
KEYWORDS: Accident Investigations, Metrolink, Union Pacific Railroad Company
ABSTRACT: On February 24, 2015, a southbound Metrolink passenger train, operated by the Southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCAX), traveling at 65 miles per hour (mph) on single main track, collided with a motor vehicle abandoned on the railroad tracks near the city of Oxnard in Ventura County, California. The accident occurred at 5:42 a.m. PST at milepost (MP) 406.2 on the Union Pacific Railroad’s (UP) Santa Barbara Subdivision.
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