14 Injured After Train Derails in California, Sends One of Its Cars Into Creek

SUNOL, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a commuter train traveling from San Jose to Stockton in Central California derailed Monday night and the front car fell into a creek, injuring at least 10 people.

Alameda County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Sgt. J.D. Nelson says the train car is partially submerged in water and crews are working to get people out.

Image source: Alameda County Fire Department
Image source: Alameda County Fire Department
Image source: Alameda County Fire Department
Image source: Alameda County Fire Department

Nelson says the Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) train No. 10 went off the tracks near Niles Canyon Road in Sunol, a rural area of Alameda County about 45 miles east of San Francisco.

Images posted on Twitter by Alameda County Fire shows one car on its side about half-submerged in the creek water.

Officials say it was raining heavily in the area at the time of the accident.

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