It’s happened again. Federal officials are now investigating yet another Metrolink crash in the Southland. This time, a Metrolink commuter train and a freight train banged metal in Rialto on Thursday. Five passengers on the commuter train were injured. This accident was not the catastrophe that occurred in Chatsworth back in September, when 25 people died and more than a 100 were injured after a Metrolink train and a freight train collided head-on.
However, in both cases, investigators say the Metrolink train ran a red light. The Metrolink train in Rialto reportedly blew through a red signal light and then side-swiped a freight train. Officials from the National Transportation Safety Board are interviewing the Metrolink crew. Also, federal investigators are checking out the Metrolink train and equipment on the tracks for signs of malfunction or any indicator of what went wrong.