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Investigators: Train Ran Red Light

April 24, 2002

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PLACENTIA, Calif. (AP) _ A freight train ran a red light moments before slamming into a commuter train, killing two and injured about 260, investigators said Wednesday.

The accident during Tuesday’s morning rush hour left Metrolink passengers dazed and bloodied. Some were thrown from their seats; others clambered out windows of the double-decker commuter train.

``There is no question the Burlington Northern train should have stopped,″ National Transportation Safety Board Chairwoman Marion Blakey said.

She stopped short of blaming human error, saying officials were continuing to investigate.

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