[09-28-2023] Los Angeles County, CA – Driver and Train Conductor Injured After Train and Car Collision in Pasadena

Published September 28, 2023

[09-28-2023] Driver and Train Conductor Injured After Train and Car Collision in PasadenaA driver and a train conductor were injured after a Metro A-line train collided with a car in Pasadena, Los Angeles, on Thursday morning, September 28, 2023.

The authorities said the accident happened around 9:20 a.m. at Raymond Avenue and California Boulevard.

After responding to the scene, Pasadena firefighters were able to free the car’s driver, who was the only occupant. According to city spokesperson Lisa Derderian, the driver was taken to a nearby hospital with moderate injuries.

On the other hand, the train conductor sustained minor injuries and was taken to the hospital, while none of the approximately 50 passengers were injured.

The tracks are temporarily closed due to an ongoing investigation. Metro technicians are evaluating possible damages to the train and infrastructure.

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5 Steps that You Should Do After a Train Accident

If you or someone you know is involved in a train accident, it’s important to follow these steps:

  1. Call 911 immediately to report the crash. It’s important to obtain the police report as it will be vital to your claim.
  2. Seek medical attention right away to minimize the severity of your injury. Scans and tests can detect internal injuries that may not have manifested symptoms yet.
  3. Collect contact information from everyone involved in the collision, including witnesses. It’s important to have their names, phone numbers, and insurance information. Don’t forget to take photographs of the license plates, vehicles, and other potential evidence.
  4. Stick to the facts when speaking to the insurance company. Avoid exaggerating details about the accident or accepting insurance settlement offers before discussing them with a lawyer.
  5. Consult our California train accident lawyers to maximize your insurance coverage.


Train Accident Statistics

In 2021, 893 individuals lost their lives in train accidents, marking a 20% increase from the 744 fatalities reported in 2020. Additionally, there were 5,781 nonfatal injuries that required hospitalization in 2021, which is a 4% rise from the 5,544 injuries admitted in 2020.

According to the National Safety Council, there has been a 21% increase in deaths occurring at highway-rail crossings between 2020 and 2021. Additionally, deaths from other types of accidents have increased by 20%. The fatality rate for the latter was 94%, which translates to 617 individuals, all of whom were trespassers.

On average, a train strikes and kills or harms a person or a vehicle every two hours. The number of people who die in railway accidents each year exceeds a thousand. There were approximately 600 deaths and 2,300 injuries.

Trains are the most time and cost-efficient mode of transportation. The security of passengers and employees can be impacted by conductor skills and operation frequency.