Amtrak train headed to the Central Coast derails

June 28, 2023


An Amtrak train with scheduled stops in Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles crashed into a truck and partially derailed in Ventura County on Wednesday.

Shortly after 11 a.m., the Amtrak Coastal Starlight hit a water-tender truck in Moorpark which cause three train cars to derail. First responders transported the truck driver to a hospital with undisclosed injuries and eight train passengers with minor to moderate injuries.

The collision resulted in a small fire, which firefighters quickly extinguished.

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These trains are moving much faster than they appear. Please don’t try to drive across the railroad tracks in front of them.