At around 10 p.m. on Wednesday, an Amtrak train traveling 15 to 20 mph collided with another train unloading passengers in Jack London Square at Webster Street and Embarcadero. At least 18 passengers (or 16, according to HuffPo) were injured as a result of the crash. Most of the injuries were "bumps and bruises" with one girl suffering a broken arm.
"It was an awful jolt," said Alton Smith, a passenger who explained to KTVU (via Oakland Tribune) he suffered a sore neck after the crash. "I was sitting down, but I don't know what would have happened had I been standing up."
As far as blame goes, Oakland Fire Department battalion chief Emon Usher said, "According to the Amtrak representative, the train traveling should have never continued past the red signal...It's an equivalent to a red light."
Neither of the two train conductor were hurt.