Amtrak Train, Big Rig Crash Near Hanford - KMPH FOX 26 | Central San Joaquin Valley News Source

Amtrak Train, Big Rig Crash Near Hanford

Posted: Updated:
Courtesy: Faran Thomason Courtesy: Faran Thomason
Courtesy: Faran Thomason Courtesy: Faran Thomason
KINGS COUNTY, Calif. (KMPH) -

An investigation is underway following an accident involving an Amtrak train and a big rig in Kings County.

The crash happened just after noon Monday near 10th Avenue and Kansas Avenue; that's south of the city of Hanford.

Authorities said two train cars and the locomotive were pushed off the tracks and were leaning at a 45-degree angle.

According to an Amtrak spokesperson, 169 passengers and four crew members were aboard Train 712, which was traveling from Oakland to Bakersfield.

The spokesperson said more than 40 people were hurt. The Kings County Sheriff's Department described the injuries as bumps and bruises and possibly broken bones.

The truck driver was among those injured.

Kaweah Delta Medical Center said it received nine patients with moderate injuries from the crash and was expecting four more.

Tulare Regional Medical Center said it received 10 passengers, while Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno said seven people were brought in for treatment.

Some passengers were treated at the scene. Most of them were not badly hurt.

KMPH News reporter Ashley Ritchie spoke with the family of a baby boy who was thrown from his seat and was found stuck in between two other seats. He was not seriously injured.

CHP spokesman Jerry Pierce told KMPH News that all uninjured passengers were taken by bus to the Hanford Civic Auditorium. From there, they were going to be able to take a bus to the Amtrak station in Bakersfield.

The track where the accident occurred was expected to be out of service for several hours.

Kansas Avenue remained closed from 10th Avenue to 10 1/2 Avenue at the time of this report.

Amtrak established a special phone number for anyone with questions about friends and family who were on the train: 1-800-523-9101.

Stay with KMPH News and KMPH.com as we continue to follow this story.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Fresno Apartment Fire Forces 19 People Out Of Their Homes

    Fresno Apartment Fire Forces 19 People Out Of Their Homes

    Firefighters say an apartment fire started on a fence between two different complexes.More >>
    Firefighters say an apartment fire started on a fence between two different complexes.More >>
  • Deadly Accident: Driver of Medical Truck Runs Stop Sign, 3 Killed

    Deadly Accident: Driver of Medical Truck Runs Stop Sign, 3 Killed

    A man remains hospitalized after a deadly accident near the town of Caruthers. California Highway Patrol officers say it was caused when the driver of an Apria Healthcare truck ran a stop sign.The medical truck, crashed into a red Chrysler Town and Country minivan, killing three people and seriously injuring a fourth who was air lifted to the hospital.More >>
    A man remains hospitalized after a deadly accident near the town of Caruthers. California Highway Patrol officers say it was caused when the driver of an Apria Healthcare truck ran a stop sign.The medical truck, crashed into a red Chrysler Town and Country minivan, killing three people and seriously injuring a fourth who was air lifted to the hospital.More >>
  • Scam Alert: Man Uses eBay To Steal Money From Clovis Woman

    Scam Alert: Man Uses eBay To Steal Money From Clovis Woman

    A Clovis woman has a warning for others who are thinking of buying a car on-line.Sarah Huckabee thought she found the car of her dreams on eBay. She discovered a 2002 Nissan Maxima for only $1,800.She immediately called the seller who claimed to live in Southern California.Huckabee says, "He sent me all these pictures. I was getting my hopes up. I was showing my parents and saying look guys this is a really nice car for the amount of money. It's kind of too good to be true which is what I th...More >>
    A Clovis woman has a warning for others who are thinking of buying a car on-line.Sarah Huckabee thought she found the car of her dreams on eBay. She discovered a 2002 Nissan Maxima for only $1,800.She immediately called the seller who claimed to live in Southern California.Huckabee says, "He sent me all these pictures. I was getting my hopes up. I was showing my parents and saying look guys this is a really nice car for the amount of money. It's kind of too good to be true which is what I th...More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KMPH. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.