SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Twenty-seven people were injured Thursday night in a light rail crash north of Sacramento, California, authorities said.
Update 4:27 a.m. Aug. 23: The Sacramento Regional Transit train collided with a maintenance train, The Sacramento Bee reported. Officials said 27 people were injured and 13 were taken to area hospitals, the newspaper reported.
It is the second collision to occur between two trains in Sacramento since the light-rail train service began in 1987, according to the Bee.
According to KOVR, officials are calling the crash a "multi-casualty" incident. Sacramento Metro Fire spokesman Chris Vestal said there were multiple injuries and "multiple medics" were at the scene, the television station reported.
Multiple injuries in light rail train derailment in Sacramento https://t.co/bz0iZT8HHF— The Sacramento Bee (@sacbee_news) August 23, 2019
Officials with the Sacramento Fire Department said the crash occurred around 9:45 p.m., KCRA reported.
At least five cars were on the tracks when the train derailed, according to the Sacramento Bee. Fire officials reported 22 injuries, the newspaper reported. Two had moderate injuries, and 20 were describe as "walking wounded," according to the Bee.
Sacramento fire is on scene of what is being described as a train derailment west of the Winter Street light rail station. Total of 22 patients being reported. 2 with moderate injuries/ 20 walking wounded. 15 ambulances on scene for transport. pic.twitter.com/sGX93CnqB2— Sacramento Fire (@SacFirePIO) August 23, 2019