California train likely derailed by mudslide
SUNOL, Calif. — A mudslide likely caused a commuter train to derail in storm-soaked Northern California, plunging its lead car into a rain-swollen creek and sending passengers scrambling in the dark to get out of the partially submerged car.
Nine people were injured, four seriously, the Alameda County Fire Department said.
The slide of mud and debris seems to have swept a tree onto the Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) train tracks Monday evening, Union Pacific spokesman Francisco J. Castillo said.
The train was traveling 35 mph in the 40 mph zone, said Steve Walker, an Altamont Corridor... read more
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