Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) issued the following statement on this morning’s Metrolink accident:

“My thoughts and prayers go out to the passengers and crew on the Metrolink train (VC Line 102) that was involved in a collision this morning in Oxnard. I have been in touch with federal, state, and local agencies responsible for coordinating the accident investigation, and I will continue to monitor the investigation closely. Clearly, there are many unanswered questions that must be addressed.

“The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is sending a go-team to investigate this accident. The Federal Railroad Administration, Amtrak, and other responsible and responding agencies are coordinating with the NTSB lead investigators.

“For information on loved ones, a special phone number has been made available, at 1- 877-248-8381.

“Updated information on the incident, road closures near the incident, and hospital contact information be found on the Ventura County Emergency Information page at https://vcemergency.com.

“If you need additional assistance, please call my office at (805) 379-1779.”

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