Big Rig Collides In Kings County, CA With Amtrak Train Heading From Oakland To Bakersfield

Big Rig Collides In Kings County, CA With Amtrak Train Heading From Oakland To Bakersfield

At least 20 people have suffered injuries in a Kings County Amtrak train accident involving a big rig. According to MercuryNews.com and KMPHFox26, the commercial truck failed to yield and struck Train 712, forcing three train cars off the tracks and to lean at a 45-degree angle. The Amtrak train departed from Oakland and was heading to Bakersfield when the collision occurred approximately 200 miles south of the Central Valley city of Hanford near 10th Avenue and Kansas Avenue around 12:25 p.m.

Fortunately, at this time, the injuries sustained in the accident haven’t been reported to be serious. However, the Kings County Assistant Sheriff stated that the injuries ranged from bumps, bruises, scrapes, and perhaps broken bones. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that the truck driver endured minor injuries.

The train was transporting around 169 passengers and four crew members. The train accident in California created a chaotic scene at the public crossing with control gates where it took place.
Amtrak can be reached at (800) 523-9101 by those with questions about friends and family who may have been on the train.

The San Jose train crash lawyers at Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP​ are available to help individuals injured in Amtrak train collisions and other types of train accidents understand their legal rights and options. Proving fault in mass transit accidents is complex as multiple parties may be legally responsible for the acts of negligence and oversight that contributed to the crash. Call (800) 900-0863 today for a free consultation. We are committed to protecting the rights of our clients and helping them obtain the compensation that they need for medical treatment and other expenses associated with their injuries.

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