NTSB considers final report on Metrolink accident

The National Transportation Safety Board is meeting this morning in Washington D.C. to consider a draft of the final report on the Sept. 2008 Metrolink accident in Chatsworth that killed 25 people when a Metrolink train collided head-on with a Union Pacific freight train.

The draft report concludes that the Metrolink train ran a red signal and that the engineer of the Metrolink train was text messaging at the time of the accident. Here’s a link to coverage by the Los Angeles Times.

A live webcast is available at the NTSB website. And here’s a link to an animated map on the NTSB website that shows how the accident occured.

Metro, as L.A. County’s transportation agency, helps fund Metrolink. Funding also comes from Ventura, San Bernardino, Riverside and Orange counties.

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