No one was killed but dozens were injured in the Feb. 24 accident involving a heavy-duty pickup truck and a Metrolink commuter train. The accident happened between the Southern California cities of Oxnard and Camarillo, less than an hour away from the site of the 2008 train crash in Chatsworth that left 25 dead.
The reference to the 2008 crash is included here for an important reason: It was that crash that moved Metrolink to upgrade its cars with collision energy management technology. The objective of CEM technology is to minimize the force of the impact and to reduce the damage to the cars that derail. From the looks of this accident, it works.