Amtrak Train Accident in Northern California

Train crash in Northern California reports that eighteen people suffered minor injuries on Wednesday in a slow-speed train accident between two Amtrak passenger trains at a railway station in Northern California. Amtrak’s San Joaquin train, with eight passengers aboard, ran head-on into the stationary Coast Starlight train, carrying 137 passengers, Amtrak spokesman Cliff Cole said.

The San Joaquin train was traveling at around 15 to 20 mph when it ran a red signal and struck the stationary train head-on while it was unloading passengers.

Cole said several people, passengers, and crew members, suffered minor injuries, and one person was taken to a local hospital after the collision in Oakland, California.

“None of them are considered to be life-threatening,” he said.

Oakland Fire Department Battalion Chief and incident commander Emon Usher said 18 people were hurt, including some who were deliberately immobilized by emergency medical personnel as a precaution in case of spinal injuries.

One person suffered a broken arm, Usher said, adding that about 40 to 45 emergency personnel responded to the accident.

Cole said the Coast Starlight was headed from Los Angeles to Seattle and had made a scheduled stop in Oakland at the time of the accident. The San Joaquin was en route from Bakersfield to Oakland.

All service into and out of the Jack London Amtrak Station in Oakland was suspended following the accident, Cole said.

It is not immediately known what caused the train accident, but investigations are ongoing. The owner of the tracks, Union Pacific Freight Railroad, is cooperating with federal officials in the ongoing investigations.

Hopefully, the passengers are crew members will consult a train accident lawyer who can advise them of their rights. It’s clear that many of them suffered injuries, which means lost time from work, medical bills, pain and suffering, and probably physical rehabilitation.

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