San Francisco commuter train derails, 14 injured

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Train Derailment Leaves 14 Passengers Injured

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) -- Fourteen people were hurt, four seriously, when a San Francisco Bay Area commuter train derailed on Monday night after hitting a downed tree on the tracks, sending one of the train cars into a creek, fire and rail officials said.

The Alameda County Fire Department said all 214 passengers had been taken off the Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) train, which derailed around 7:30 p.m.

None of the injuries suffered was life-threatening, the department said.

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In this image provided the Alameda County Fire Department, first responders work the scene after a car of a commuter train plunged into Alameda Creek after the train derailed Monday, March 7, 2016, in Alameda County, Calif., about 45 miles east of San Francisco. Crews had to fight the creek's fast-moving currents to pull riders from the partially submerged rail car, Alameda County Sheriff's Sgt. Ray Kelly said. (Aisha Knowles/Alameda County Fire Department via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT
Sunol: Train derailment. Rescue in progress. @AlamedaCoFire, @FremontFire, @CAL_FIRE, @CHPDublin on scene https://t.co/TszJpQJ1G8
VIDEO: Train derailment in #Sunol. Rescue in progress. @FremontFire @AlamedaCoFire @CHPDublin @ParamedicsPlus https://t.co/LBKgQLWFWB
Sunol Update: all passengers have been removed from derailed train & are being assessed.
Sunol Update: 14 injured (10 minor, 4 serious/non-life threatening). Non-injured passengers will be transported to @ACFair.
VIDEO: #ALCOFirefighters conduct a search of the derailed train in #Sunol. https://t.co/fA2XeTENWU
This is to advise all ACE Passengers that there will be NO ACE Train Service on Tuesday, March 8,2016.
Crews assist passengers aboard derailed ACE train in creek in Alameda County's Niles Canyon. https://t.co/gTk7Be3xfo https://t.co/8dNnp0Oe0b
#breakingovernight Commuter train derailed near San Francisco. At least 10 are injured. https://t.co/lnT9kDLMax
Train car derails, falls into creek near San Francisco https://t.co/LsEKKNFnQT
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Photos posted on the fire department's Twitter account show one of the train cars half-submerged in a creek in Niles Canyon, a remote area outside the community of Sunol.

The train struck a tree on the tracks, causing it to derail, ACE said in a statement, while traveling from San Jose to Stockton. All ACE service was suspended on Tuesday, the rail line said in a Twitter message.

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