February 22, 2023

Los Angeles, CA – UPDATE: Victims Identified in Car vs. Train Crash on E. 24th St.

Los Angeles, CA - UPDATE: Victims Identified in Car vs. Train Crash on E. 24th St.

Los Angeles, CA (February 22, 2023) – The two men who were killed in a crash involving a Los Angeles Metro Blue line train have been identified by authorities. The crash originally occurred on Monday, February 21st around 6:00 p.m.

At that time, authorities were dispatched to the scene in the 1600 block of East 24th Street. According to reports, a vehicle with five occupants was traveling southbound. The driver made a left turn in front of the oncoming train, causing a collision. Two passengers were trapped inside the vehicle when rescue workers arrived. One of the individuals died at the scene while the second was pronounced dead at a local hospital. Police later identified the men as 46-year-old Marvin Padilla and 40-year-old Jose Maradiaga Hernandez.

Three other injured victims, including the driver, were transported to a local hospital with serious injuries. It is not believed that any other victim suffered life-threatening injuries. There were approximately 125 passengers aboard the train at the time of the collision, but none were injured.

Police are still investigating the crash at this time and are looking to determine whether the crossing signals were activated when the accident happened.

There is no more information available.

We would like to offer our thoughts and condolences to the families of the two men who lost their lives following this crash in Los Angeles.

Train Crash in Los Angeles  

Sadly, serious and fatal accidents are reported every day across the Los Angeles area. These crashes occur for many different reasons, however, most accidents are caused in some form or another by the negligence of at least one person. Each accident will be closely investigated by police. In the case of train accidents, there may be multiple people or individuals who are responsible for the ultimate outcome. A train crash can present complicated questions of legal responsibility for the event.

If you have been affected by a serious or fatal accident in Los Angeles, you should seek legal advice at the earliest opportunity. Following a major crash, there may be a limited window to conduct a full investigation into the accident. As more time passes, evidence may disappear, and witnesses may be unwilling to cooperate. In the immediate aftermath, information needs to be gathered in order to preserve your case.

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