Commuter, freight trains collide in L.A. area

LOS ANGELES _ A Metrolink commuter train collided with a freight train Friday, toppling one of the passenger cars onto its side.

Firefighters battled a fire under part of the wreckage and pulled people from the Metrolink car, which was partly torn open.

"I'm sure there are injuries. I'm sure there are a lot of injuries," said Ron Haralson, an inspector with the Los Angles County Fire Department.

He said trains collided at 4:32 p.m. at Heatherlee Lane and Endora Avenue in the Chatsworth area of the San Fernando Valley.