Amtrak Train Crashes Into Big-Rig In Eastern Contra Costa Co.

ANTIOCH (CBS SF) — An Amtrak train crashed into a semi-trailer truck in Contra Costa County on Friday night, an Amtrak spokeswoman said.

The train departed from Oakland at 5:50 p.m. and was bound for Bakersfield, spokeswoman Vernae Grahan said.

The train struck the truck around 7:30 p.m. just east of Antioch.

There were 204 passengers aboard the train and as of 8:20 p.m., only minor injuries had been reported, Grahan said.

The condition of the truck driver was not immediately known.

The train did not derail and the passengers were still aboard the train as of 8:20 p.m., according to Grahan.

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  • Me

    Don’t say anything against the moron truck driver….5 won’t print it……….but, he is a moron for not stopping for a train…………he IS an angel for injuring so many people…just ask chanel 5

  • CraigH

    The truck driver blew it. Completely. End of story.

    There have been railroad crossings since the 1830’s so it boggles the mind that humans still haven’t learned to stay out of the way of oncoming trains.

  • Reality Check

    Once again your reporting is laughable. Since trains are restricted to travelling on a track they have the right of way in ALL instances. Since the truck was hit, it was the fault of whoever was operating the truck. It should read, “Truck causes collision with Amtrak Train.”

  • dripable

    I fully agree completely!

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