A SacRT light rail train derailed on Thursday morning, injuring two passengers. According to the Sacramento Fire Department, the incident occurred in the early hours of Thursday when the train was approaching a station.
The cause of the derailment is not yet known and an investigation is underway. The Sacramento Fire Department responded to the scene and provided medical assistance to those injured in the accident.
In a statement released by SacRT officials, they said that their thoughts are with those who were injured and their families. They also stated that they are working closely with authorities to determine what caused this incident.
"We take safety very seriously at SacRT and will be conducting a thorough investigation into this matter," said Henry Li, General Manager/CEO of SacRT. "We appreciate everyone's patience as we work through this situation."
The identities of those injured have not been released at this time but it has been confirmed that they were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.
This is not the first time there has been an incident involving a SacRT light rail train. In 2015, another derailment occurred which resulted in several injuries.
Sacramento residents rely heavily on public transportation including light rail trains for commuting purposes. This latest incident highlights once again how important it is for transport systems like these to maintain high levels of safety measures to protect passengers from harm or injury during their daily commute.