Amtrak passenger train crashes in California after colliding with a truck

In California, Amtrak derailed

Following a Wednesday collision with a county water truck in southern California, an Amtrak train carrying close to 200 passengers derailed.

With a head injury, the truck driver was taken to a trauma center, and 14 other people were taken to a hospital with less serious wounds.

According to officials, if the train cars had tipped over after leaving the tracks, the accident could have been much worse.

Everyone who was hurt is anticipated to recover.

According to Ventura County Fire Department Captain Brian McGrath, the train's 13 crew members and all of its 13 passengers were evacuated after three of its seven cars went off the tracks.

According to the Ventura County Fire Department, the Amtrak Coast Star Light train was traveling from Los Angeles to Seattle when it derailed in Moorpark, which is located about 50 miles (80 kilometers) northwest of Los Angeles.

An under-the-train fire was quickly put out by fire crews.

Amtrak claims that at around 11:15 local time (18:15 GMT), the water truck was "obstructing the tracks" when it was struck by the train.

It added that it is conducting a thorough investigation into the incident and that the train derailed as a result of the impact but remained upright.

Andy Vansciver of Ventura County Fire said, "We're very fortunate today that the trains stayed on the wheels. Despite being derailed, it remained vertical. We had fewer injuries as a result, in my opinion. ".

The truck, which was completely destroyed in the collision, was reportedly headed for a ranch when it happened in a neighborhood surrounded by farms.

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