NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
Office of Public Affairs


NTSB LAUNCHES INVESTIGATOR TO BART COLLISION

February 4, 2009

The National Transportation Safety Board launched an investigator to yesterday's collision involving two Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) passenger trains in Oakland, California.  Two cars derailed, approximately 300 passengers were evacuated and there were nine reported minor injuries. 

Robert Campbell, senior rail investigator, responded to the scene and is coordinating with the California Public Utilities Commission. 

NTSB Media Contact:
Terry N. Williams
202-314-6100
williat@ntsb.gov

 

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The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is an independent federal agency charged with determining the probable cause
of transportation accidents, promoting transportation safety, and assisting victims of transportation accidents and their families.