Three people were taken to hospitals Saturday night after a light-rail train collided with a tractor trailer carrying almonds north of downtown Sacramento.
None of the injuries was serious or life-threatening, according to authorities.
The collision occurred shortly after 6 p.m. at the intersection of North 12th and North B streets. The train was traveling northbound on North 12th and the tractor trailer, on its way to the Blue Diamond processing plant, was southbound on North 12th, attempting to turn left onto North B street, said Mike Wiley, general manager of Regional Transit.
Under normal circumstances, Wiley said, all traffic lights at that intersection would be red to allow the train to safely pass through. It was not immediately clear, however, whether the collision was the result of a mechanical issue or an error by either driver.
The two-car light-rail train was carrying about 65 passengers, two of whom were transported to area hospitals, Wiley said. The third patient was the driver of the train.
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