A train struck a vehicle on tracks between the Southern California cities of Oxnard and Camarillo on Tuesday morning, the passenger rail line Metrolink said on its Twitter account.
Emergency personnel treated people on tarps on a road adjacent to the tracks, video from CNN affiliate KABC shows.
The train hit a vehicle just before 5:45 a.m., the California Highway Patrol said online. Several cars derailed, and at least one vehicle was said to be “fully engulfed,” the patrol said.
Aerial television crews are filming a scene of devastation. First responders are pushing injured people in stretchers. Some people are lying on the ground, and firefighters have hoses on cars that are off the track. Emergency vehicles dot a long stretch of road.