Update: Last week we blogged about the Oxnard Metrolink train accident that happened in late February. The accident resulted in three passengers and the train’s engineer being classified as in critical condition after the accident. Earlier this week, the train’s engineer, unfortunately, succumbed to his injuries and passed away.
The engineer’s heart stopped twice on the day of the accident, but he was strong enough to recover both times. Eventually, the trauma from the accident proved to be too much.
According to the LA Times, Metrolink’s interim chief executive officer issued a statement:
“The entire Metrolink family is deeply saddened by the loss of this dedicated and hardworking railroader. Everyone associated with Metrolink extends our most heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and coworkers. Our thoughts and prayers are with them all.”
For more coverage of the accident, read our blog from last week, or follow the links below:
- Truck driver involved in Metrolink train accident arrested: The truck driver was suspected of a felony hit-and-run and was taken into custody by the police.
- Truck driver released from jail; no charges filed at this time: Prosecutors indicated that an investigation is ongoing and it involves many federal and local agencies.
- NTSB receives train data recorders: The National Transportation Safety Board – the federal agency that investigates train accidents – is looking into the cause of the accident.
- LA Times Metrolink crash story center: This page on the LA Times website contains many stories and numerous videos related to the train crash.