5 Amtrak Train Passengers Injured in Crash into Stalled Truck
SOMIS, Calif. (Dec. 13, 2023) — Five people were injured Tuesday night when an Amtrak train slammed into a semi-truck stuck on the railroad tracks at State Route 118 and Sand Canyon Road in Somis.
The two-vehicle collision occurred at around 6:20 p.m. on Dec. 12th in Ventura County, according to the California Highway Patrol and KTLA 5 News.
The truck driver managed to exit his vehicle after it became stuck on the tracks and before it got hit by the oncoming Amtrak Pacific Surfliner train, the report said.
Ventura County Fire sent paramedics and firefighters to the scene to help at least five people with minor to moderate injuries and transport them to a hospital. The reports did not mention the age or gender of the people who were hurt.
The train, occupied by 95 passengers and five crew members, was traveling southbound to Los Angeles.
Investigators are working to determine fault for the truck versus Amtrak train crash and train service was suspended overnight.
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