10 injured as Metrolink train collides with vehicle in Pacoima; AV line delayed

FILE PHOTO. Metrolink train.

A Metrolink passenger train collided with an unoccupied vehicle that was broken down on the tracks while traveling southbound in Pacoima Friday morning, causing a delay for the Antelope Valley Line. 

The AV 212 line collided with the vehicle on the 11130 block of San Fernando Road in Pacoima, causing a delay of an hour and 40 minutes for the AV 213 line, which was temporarily halted in Sun Valley, according to Fire Department officials. 

A statement from fire officials noted 10 passengers on the train were evaluated by firefighter-paramedics after complaints of pain, and seven were transported to the local hospital in “moderate-to-severe condition.” 

The tracks were reopened an hour after the collision. 

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