Sacramento: A commuter train derailed in central California last night, injuring at least 14 people authorities said. “It was dark, wet, it was raining. It was very chaotic. This is an absolute miracle that no one was killed, no passengers or first responders,” said Ray Kelly, Alameda County Sheriff’s Sgt, reported abc news.
Kelly said that the crew had to fight the creek’s fast-moving currents to pull riders from the partially submerged rail car. Four people were seriously hurt, while 10 others had minor injuries, he said.
According to reports, the Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) No. 10 commuter train was traveling from San Jose to Stockton when the first two cars went off the tracks near Niles Canyon Road in Sunol, a rural area of Alameda County about 45 miles east of San Francisco.
Altamont Corridor Express train’s official Steve Walker said the first car was carrying six passengers and one crew member when it fell into Alameda Creek.
The passengers were checked by after evacuation and the uninjured riders were transported to the Alameda County Fair in Pleasanton.
Meanwhile, Altamont Corridor Express has sent its buses to take passengers to their destinations and will cancel all train service on the line Tuesday.
The train was carrying 214 passengers from Silicon Valley to Stockton.