Train derailment reported in Ludlow
LUDLOW • Two BNSF trains derailed in Ludlow on Tuesday but no injuries were reported, officials said.
Shortly after 2 p.m., California Highway Patrol received a call from a reporting party traveling along side Interstate 40, CHP spokesman Don Spiker said. Spiker said the person reported seeing two trains derailed just south of I-40.
Spiker said CHP responded with two patrol cars and two helicopters. Upon arrival, Spiker said officers assessed the scene and did not find any casualties or injuries.
San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department spokesperson Jodi Miller said sheriff’s also assisted on the call and there were not any immediate reports of any injuries.
Both CHP and sheriff’s department are assisting BNSF with the incident, Spiker and Miller said.
BNSF spokeswoman Lena Kent confirmed the derailment but said further information was not immediately available.
Spiker said traffic was not impacted by the derailment.
Jose Quintero can be reached at 760-256-4122 or JQuintero@DesertDispatch.com.