Dozens injured in California train derailment

Authorities said more than two dozen people were injured in a light rain derailment in Sacramento, California.
0:56 | 08/23/19

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Thanks very much. Now to breaking news overnight, dozens injured in a train derailment in California. At least 13 people taken to the hospital. ABC's Adrienne Bankert is there in Sacramento. Good morning, Adrienne. Reporter: Good morning to you, too, George. We're told by Sacramento regional transit this happened when a passenger train collided with a maintenance train on the tracks. We do know that 27 people were injured. 13 were transported to local trauma centers here. Sacramento fire crews were able to rush on board to assist those who needed medical attention. We know people described being jolted around on the train. One person's leg was split open when they were thrown. When that collision happened, and we do know that Sacramento regional transit is investigating. Sacramento officials are telling us that there were three people on board that maintenance train but none of them were injured and the good news, there were no critical injuries and no fatalities. A Sacramento regional transit will continue looking into how this all happened. Thank you so much.

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