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Train strikes truck, injuring three in Calif.

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. — A commuter train carrying more than 200 passengers struck a trailer truck that was stalled on the tracks in northern Los Angeles County, injuring three people, authorities said.

The crash involving Metrolink Train No. 271 and the truck hauling automobiles occurred about 9:30 p.m. Saturday in the Newhall district of Santa Clarita, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Joshua Dubin.

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The truck driver was able to get out of the cab before the crash on Pine Street, just south of Newhall Avenue in Old Town Newhall.

Three of the train’s 220 passengers were treated at a hospital for minor injuries, Dubin said. No one else was hurt.

A Metrolink passenger told KHTS-AM in Santa Clarita that he didn’t feel an impact, but the effect was as if the train’s driver suddenly slammed on the brakes. ‘‘It was just kind of a hard stop,’’ the passenger said.

Officials weren’t sure how fast the train was going, but said the truck spilled diesel fuel and its cab was heavily damaged.

The train did not derail but remained at the scene.

The rail line provided buses for the passengers to continue their journeys.

Correction: Because of an editing error, an earlier version of this story featured a photo of a different train crash that occurred in Hanford, Calif. The photo has been removed.

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