Updated Aug. 23, 7 a.m.
A Sacramento light rail train crash left several people injured on Thursday night.
The incident occurred around 10 p.m. in north Sacramento near Roseville Road and Marconi Avenue when a passenger train collided with a maintenance train, according to Sacramento Regional Transit. The agency says it is investigating the cause.
Capt. Keith Wade with the Sacramento Fire Department says that 27 people were injured, none seriously. Of those injured, 13 were transported to two local trauma centers, while the rest were treated and released at the scene.
SacRT says it plans to provide bus shuttles between light rail stations.
Update ** Light Rail Train incident near Roseville Rd/ Marconi Ave: 27 total patients. 13 transported to two local trauma centers. The rest were treated and released on scene. Investigation by @RideSacRT as to what occurred. No fatality’s and no critically wounded. pic.twitter.com/WDnqHcAVDG— Sacramento Fire (@SacFirePIO) August 23, 2019
There were 15 ambulances at the site of the derailment, and more than 40 firefighters responded. Wade says it's the first time in his 19 years on the job that he's seen a train accident with such a high number of injuries.
Editor's note: The tweet below references a Winter Street light rail station. The nearest station is Marconi/Arcade.
Sacramento fire is on scene of what is being described as a train derailment west of the Winter Street light rail station. Total of 22 patients being reported. 2 with moderate injuries/ 20 walking wounded. 15 ambulances on scene for transport. pic.twitter.com/sGX93CnqB2— Sacramento Fire (@SacFirePIO) August 23, 2019
We will update this story as more information is available.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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