Amtrak Train and Semi-Truck Collision in Ventura County: Five Hospitalized


Investigators say that at least five people were taken to the hospital after an Amtrak train and a semi-truck crashed in Ventura County on Tuesday night.

The California Highway Patrol said on X, formerly Twitter, that the incident happened at approximately 6:20 p.m. on State Route 118 near Sand Canyon Road in Somis, an unincorporated part of Ventura County.

Video of the crash that KTLA obtained showed that it caused heavy traffic in both directions on the roads. A lot of Ventura County firefighters also came to the scene to help get people off the train safely and assess the injuries.

Fire officials said that the five people who were taken to nearby hospitals only had minor to serious injuries.

There aren’t many details available about what caused the crash between the semi-truck and Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner, which was carrying 95 passengers and 5 crew members on its way to South Los Angeles. The California Highway Patrol said at least one of the train’s cars was derailed, but it wasn’t blocking the road.

CHP said that State Route 118 between Balcom Canyon Road and State Route 34 (Somis Road) would be stopped until early Wednesday morning so that the semi-truck could be taken off the road and repairs could be made.

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