Slow moving train crashes in Northern California

Dec 28, 2015 9:42 PM by Debbie Cobb, Photo: KSBW

FELTON, Calif. (AP) - A fire official says eight people were injured after a slow moving train carrying visitors through redwood tree forests in Northern California crashed against a hillside.

Felton Fire Chief Ron Rickabaugh tells KSBW-TV ( ) four people were taken to a hospital and four others had minor injuries after a Roaring Camp Railroads train jerked to a stop near the Roaring Camp depot in Felton on Monday.

Rickabaugh says some people fell from the steam train and that their injuries are not life threatening. Some others had injuries that included whiplash.

He says the train was going at a speed of between 5 and 10 mph when the conductor tried to stop and the throttle stuck. The train then struck a hillside and jerked.

Rickabaugh says Roaring Camp Railroads will remain closed while officials investigate what went wrong.


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