Moorpark, CA (June 30, 2023) – A major train accident took place on Wednesday that left multiple people with injuries.
The incident was reported to emergency officials in Ventura County on June 28.
According to official reports, an Amtrak Coast Starlight train struck a Ventura County Public Works Agency water truck in the 700 block of Moorpark Avenue during the early evening hours. The incident prompted officials to shut down the area as they worked to clear the scene.
A total of 16 people, including the truck driver, suffered injuries in the accident. The 16 victims were transported to an area trauma center for emergency care.
At this time, the incident is being investigated.
We hope all of the people hurt as a result of this crash recover quickly.
Experiencing the loss of a loved one in a fatal auto accident is an immensely challenging ordeal for any family. Tragically, in 2022 alone, over 5000 lives were claimed by accidents involving commercial trucks across the United States. Here in California, we continue to see innocent people have their lives taken away as a result of negligent and reckless drivers.
After losing a loved one in a fatal truck accident, families are able to reach out to a commercial vehicle accident lawyer to take legal action. Unfortunately, collisions involving semi-trucks are often far more challenging than other vehicle accidents. This is due to the fact that multiple parties can be held accountable for the damages endured by the affected families. Some parties often named in fatal truck accident cases include:
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