I’m not a big fan of trains, but my oldest son, Ben, 4, loves them. He’d been lobbying to go on a “big train trip,” and his school would be closed for a couple days at the end of September, when I had a meeting in Sacramento. Why not take the kid on a train trip from L.A. to the state capital, by Amtrak?
The Fresno Bee and the Hanford Sentinel are reporting that an Amtrak train derailment south of Hanford has injured at least 23 people. The train struck a semi-tractor trailer at Kansas and 10th Avenues after 12:00 p.m. on Monday. The injured include 22 passengers on the train, and the driver of the semi rig.
An Amtrak trailed derailed Monday afternoon south of Hanford. The incident was first reported by the California Highway Patrol about 12:20 p.m. and happened at Kansas and 10th avenues. It was not clear how many people were aboard the train. The CHP reported that at least 60 people needed assistance getting out of the train.