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

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An Amtrak train collided with big-rig in Eastern Contra Costa County on September 31, 2011. No serious injuries were reported. (CBS)

An Amtrak train collided with big-rig in Eastern Contra Costa County on September 31, 2011. No serious injuries were reported. (CBS)

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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.

(Copyright 2011 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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