Feb. 22 - BART commuter train in Concord, California derails, setting back passengers for hours. Gavino Garay reports.
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A BART commuter train derails in Concord, California, forcing local commuters to wait for hours before getting a ride home Friday evening.
The train conductor was the only person on board when it happened. He walked away from the incident unharmed.
(SOUNDBITE) BART SPOKESWOMAN ALICIA TROST
"The trains are always going the same set speed when they leave the station so i'm not sure how fast this train was going but its a set speed as you leave a station I'm told it was close to the platform as it occurred."
Adam Goermar saw the train jump the tracks.
(SOUNDBITE) WITNESS ADAM GOERMAR SAYING:
"It sounded like it was going way too fast...It sounded like a train out of control... Saw it kind of bounce, saw some sparks flowing out from underneath it. And then all of a sudden it just went sideways, saw the smoke pouring out from the top."
A crane will be used to remove the train from the tracks.
Still no official statement as to what exactly caused the derailment.
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