At Least 14 Injured When Passenger Train Derails in Northern California

None of the injuries are said to be life threatening.

ByABC News
March 8, 2016, 7:43 AM

— -- At least 14 people have been injured after a train derailment in Niles Canyon in Northern California, according to ACE Train, which operates a commuter service between Stockton and San Jose.

Nine people were transported to the hospital, five of them with minor injuries, while the remaining four had injuries that were considered serious but non-life threatening, according to the Alameda County Fire Department.

Train operator ACE released a statement about the incident, saying, "ACE train 10 struck a tree on the train tracks at mile post 34 between Fremont, Ca and Pleasanton, Ca.”

Video from the scene shows the first car plunged into a nearby swollen creek.

"Crews had to fight the creek's fast-moving currents to pull riders from the partially submerged rail car,” Alameda County Sheriff's Sgt. Ray Kelly said. "It was dark, wet, it was raining. It was very chaotic.

"This is an absolute miracle that no one was killed, no passengers or first responders," Kelly added.

Passenger Rich Howell told ABC News, "It was a pretty wild ride. The folks in the number one car, they really bore the brunt of it."

ACE confirmed there were 214 passengers on board the train at the time.

"The service is cancelled on Tuesday March 8th,” the statement continued. “We are working with our partners to restore service as soon as possible pending a complete investigation and assurance that the tracks are safe.”

This is a developing story. Stay tuned to ABC News for updates.