An Amtrak train carrying 169 passengers collided with a big rig truck when the truck failed to yield Monday. Twenty were injured, though not seriously. There were no fatalities.
At least 20 passengers suffered minor to moderate injuries, authorities said.
The crash occurred when the driver of the big rig carrying cotton trash failed to yield and hit the train, authorities said. The impact pushed the two passenger cars and the locomotive off the tracks south of Hanford, a farming town.
The train traveled about 600 feet after the collision before hitting a switchback and derailing, according to California Patrol Officer Scott Harris.
The crash occurred at a crossing that was equipped with control gates, Putnam said.
After the crash, metal pieces from the truck could be seen inside the train, which was covered by cotton seeds. Several pieces of luggage were also scattered about.