Video cameras on commuter train recorded California train crash, official says

An aerial view of the scene of the train crash in Oxnard, California, on Feb 24, 2015. Video recorders on the train that struck a truck captured the crash, a federal official has said. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
An aerial view of the scene of the train crash in Oxnard, California, on Feb 24, 2015. Video recorders on the train that struck a truck captured the crash, a federal official has said. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

OXNARD, California (Reuters) - Video recorders on a Southern California commuter train that struck a truck on Tuesday, sparking a wreck that injured 50 people, captured the crash, a federal official said on Wednesday.

The recorders from the collision in Oxnard, about 72km north-west of Los Angeles, have been sent to Washington, DC, for analysis, said National Transportation Safety Board member Robert Sumwalt.

"We can say that the forward-facing cameras did record the accident sequence, they recorded the actual collision," he said.