Hanford derailment forces local travelers to commute by bus

Early-morning travelers forced to reroute

BAKERSFILED, Calif. - Tuesday morning Amtrak travelers were forced to reroute to busses because of a train derailment Monday afternoon.

Early morning passenger, Chris Larot said he was worried the additional travel time would cut into his work schedule.

"Apparently I have to take an hour ride over to Hanford so I don't think I'll be back till after lunch time," Larot said.

The train was derailed in Hanford while traveling to Bakersfield Monday afternoon after a big rig failed to yield, and slammed into the passenger train, Amtrak officials said.

Amtrak officials reported that 46 people suffered mild to moderate injuries.

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