PHOTOS: Amtrak collision at Oakland station leaves passengers stranded
Passengers headed as far north as Seattle were stranded at the Oakland Amtrak station after two trains collided head-on Wednesday night.
There were no serious injuries, according to passengers.
Passengers involved in the crash reported hearing a loud noise before the train lurched forward suddenly.
EMTs were on-site within minutes to treat the injured, and snacks, water and juices were provided to the passengers while they waited for instructions from Amtrak and Oakland Police.
An elderly woman was being treated at the scene for a bump on her head and a swollen knee, which she had recently been replaced, according to her travel companion.
One train was traveling from Los Angeles to Seattle, while the other train was coming from the Central Valley. Reports from passengers on the Los Angeles train indicated that the Southbound train was empty. Amtrak would not comment on the situation to the media.
Most passengers expressed irritation at the delay and lack of information from Amtrak, but also relief that nobody was seriously injured.