GONZALES, Calif., Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Workers at a California packing plant said they would donate tomatoes salvaged from a truck hit by a train to a food bank.
The semi-tractor trailer truck laden with fresh tomatoes was smashed by an Amtrak train Tuesday afternoon at a crossing near Gonzales.
No one was hurt, but the Houston-bound cargo took the brunt of the crash.
Officials at the packing plant told KSWB-TV, Salinas, Calif., that the loss was estimated at about $10,000, but some tomatoes escaped undamaged and would be collected for charity.
The crash forced passengers on the train, which travels between Los Angeles and Seattle, to board buses to resume their journey.