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Train wreck cost at $3 million

Damage cost estimates caused by the recent MetroLink train

derailment top $3 million, officials said.

In the Jan. 6 incident, a passenger train collided with a truck at

the intersection of Buena Vista Street and San Fernando Boulevard.

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Jacek Wysocki, 63, the driver of the truck was killed and several

others were injured.

The damage to the MetroLink rail cars was $2.85 million, Burbank

Fire Marshal Dave Starr said. The cost in damage to the signal system

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was $46,000. Damage repair to the tracks was estimated at $55,000.

Those costs do not include city overtime expenses, investigation and

city-contracted ambulance services, Starr said.

Ryan Carter


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