As reassemble work crews struggled upon Tuesday, October 02, 2012, they were retrieving a locomotive and two derailed cars then they had the task of repairing the remaining damaged railroad tracks; the result of an Amtrak train in which housed nearly 169 passengers derailed in an accident between a big rig heavy duty truck in the Central Valley of the beautiful state of California. There were reports of about 20 passengers that were proclaiming they were suffering from moderate to minor casualties.
On approximately the afternoon of Monday, the noticeable crash was said to have taken place as the operator of that Big Rig tractor-trailer that was transporting cotton trash suddenly became unsuccessful in trying to yield in necessary time to avoid colliding with the train, local authorities stated. In the southern sector of a Hanford, Ca farming town, the collision shoved both the locomotive train and passenger cars off of their respective tracks. “God’s hands are on this train today, testifying aloud as spectators were looming about the wreckage.
The situation became highly disorderly during and after the destruction—though I remained calm and assisted others even though I was the passenger who was in more danger. During these times and tribulations people need only assist others as to what they should do when these calamities occur and more importantly, how they should act and treat each other. The train had reportedly slid somewhere in the neighborhood of about 600 feet or more then derailed after it smashed into a switchback,” said Edmund Sanders.
The average roadway speed limit where the truck was in route is 55 miles per hour compared to the speed limit of the Amtrak car which was anywhere from 70 to 80 miles per hour. Metal shrapnel from the big rig truck were seen in the train compartments, which were coincidentally covered by cotton seeds, luggage pieces could be identified all about the area. Assistant Sheriff of King County Dave Putnam claimed the injuries sustained from the wreckage incident ranged from bruises, broken bones, scrapes to severe lumps and bumps, but no known fatalities.