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Head-on Amtrak train crash injures 16 in Oakland, California

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Two Amtrak trains rest against each other after colliding at an Oakland, Calif., station on Oct. 12. A fire official said one train was unloading passengers when the second train ran into it at an estimated speed of 15 to 20 miles per hour.

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Amtrak passenger James Ferguson, 90, speaks with emergency responders following the collision. Ferguson, who lives in Los Angeles and has congestive heart failure, was uninjured.

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Paramedics transport an Amtrak passenger to a hospital after two trains collided at an Oakland, Calif., station on Oct. 12.

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Stranded Amtrak passengers gather early on Oct. 13 after two trains collided.

The AP reports from SAN FRANCISCO:

An Amtrak train crashed into another train unloading passengers at a station in California, leaving 16 people with mainly minor injuries, authorities said.

The crash occurred late Wednesday as the passenger train, traveling at a speed of up to about 20 mph (32 kph), struck the stationary Amtrak train at the station in Oakland, city Fire Department battalion chief Emon Usher said. Read the full story.