BART train derailment in Concord, California leaves multiple passengers hurt and scrambling to escape wreckage | The Sun

A BAY Area Rapid Transit [BART] train partially derailed on Tuesday afternoon in California.

At the time, the train was carrying about 50 passengers, according to local reporters.

Some passengers received minor injuries.

However, all were able to be safely evacuated.

“Train lurched suddenly, it started shaking violently and then it slowed down and came to a stop,” said passenger Rennie Davis to ABC7.

“Conductor walked through the car and said the last car had actually derailed. They had a cut a hole in the fence for us to get out,”

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The incident occurred in Concord, stopping service between that stop and Pleasant Hill in both directions.

The SFBARTAlert Twitter account posted about the incident shortly after 5:30pm, writing there was “a major delay on the Antioch Line in the Antioch and SFO directions due to an equipment problem on a train.”

According to the Contra Costa County Fire Department, emergency crews are triaging patients at the scene and transporting them to medical facilities as needed.

Despite reports of a possible fire on the train, Con Fire stated no such incident occurred.

“We thank frontline staff and fire personnel for their swift response,” BART wrote on Twitter.

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