We're All Recalling the Metrolink Disaster of 2008

Add your memories in the comments box below. Add your photos to the gallery.

Today is the four-year anniversary of the in Chatsworth that claimed the lives of 25 people and injured more than a hundred others.

KCBS2’s Leyla Gulen spoke with some of the victims and their families about the crash and what life has been like since. See the video here.

Also, click through the Patch gallery of photos from Sept. 12, 2008.

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Kat September 12, 2012 at 11:26 PM
I had just moved to Chatsworth a month before. I was going out for a walk and heard a strange, concussive noise. As I walked through Chatsworth Park North, there was the sound of sirens. And more sirens. Firetrucks, dozens of them, racing up Topanga. Helicopters overhead. I asked a man who was on his phone what was going on and he said he thought there was a fire. I went home and turned on the TV and saw this disaster that had just happened.
cat c September 13, 2012 at 12:23 AM
I was leaving work in Burbank when I saw all these emergency vehicles speeding up the 5 and 118. I turned the radio to a news station and heard about the crash. The railroad tracks are right in my backyard here in Chats and I feared it was there but when i arrived home I found that it was up about 4 blocks. When I turned on the news there was a woman and her daughter being interviewed. She was saying that her other daughter who took the train to fashion school downtown was on the train. She said she called her cell but there was no answer. The news person asked what her daughter looked like and as she tried to describe her with tears in her eyes and panic in her voice "she looks beautiful" the other daughter with her looked up and said "she looks like my mom".. My heart sunk and an emptiness held me all night as I stayed awake wondering if the daughter had made it. The next day I found out that the daughter died in the crash. The depression took hold of me for months and sadness still hangs around this area like some dark ghost train. My heart goes out to all the families that lost loved ones.
Mary Gates September 13, 2012 at 03:09 AM
My dear friend was the last victim to be identifed. She just happened to catch an earlier train that day in the hopes of starting the weekend a little on the early side. The loss of her friendship is sorely missed by all of us who were close to her.


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