A young child was killed Tuesday night in Fresno, California, when an Amtrak train hit a minibus carrying a family to check out the popular Christmas Tree Lane light display.
The collision, which is approx. It occurred at 40:40, sending three other family members to the Community Regional Medical Center with minor injuries.
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The child’s mother was among those treated, and according to ABC 30, there were several witnesses to the case. Authorities do not release the child’s age, name or gender.
According to the Fresno Police Headquarters, the minibus stopped waiting for the bend. Traffic returned to Van Ness Avenue, The Fresno Bee reported.
Traffic unit detectives were sent to the scene to “determine exactly how the vehicle got stuck on the tracks,” Lieutenant Andre Benson told KSEE-TV.
The train to Bakersfield carried 50 passengers, none of whom were injured in the crash. Eventually it lasted to its destination.
The first respondents arrived at the scene to provide medical assistance but were unable to rescue the child.
The nearly-century-old Christmas tree bar, whose 100 decorated homes and 300 trees attract thousands each year, opened on Tuesday.
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While the section is generally open to pedestrians, viewers have remained in their cars this year due to the coronavirus epidemic.