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Metrolink crash survivors reflect 4 years later

Posted on September 12, 2012

VENTURA COUNTY, Calif. — The Sept. 12, 2008 crash, one of the worst railroad accidents in U.S. history, killed 25 people and injured about 100 when a Metrolink commuter train and a Union Pacific freight train collided head-on in Chatsworth.

Many survivors of the crash say that the $200 million settlement, the maximum allowed under a U.S. law that caps damages in train crashes, is too little to cover their injuries, according to the Ventura County Star.

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