Video: 'Tiny town' train derails

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    >>> these are pictures that are coming in of a tourist train that derailed near denver. we understand this is multiple injuries after a kid-sized train crashed. authorities are saying people have been injured after this train rolled on to be a hill in jefferson county . that's in denver, as i said. they said the crash happened around 10:45 a.m . 18 people were evaluated. 10 of whom were transported to local hospitals. injuries from this range from minor to moderate. six of the injured passengers were taken to a local medical center . we've all been to amusement parks before. a small kiddie train flipped over going on a hill and it rolled down an embankment there. an employee said two ambulances were on the scene. the employee says that one girl actually suffered an eye injury . that would be quite a scare for the parents and kids onboard that. we move

updated 8/11/2010 2:39:46 PM ET 2010-08-11T18:39:46

More than a dozen people are being treated for minor to moderate injuries after a miniature train at an amusement park tipped over.

The accident happened Wednesday at Tiny Town, a kid-scaled replica of an Old West town in the foothills near Denver.

The engine of the small, open-car train that runs through the miniature town tipped over first, and all five cars followed, said Dan Hatlestad of the Intercanyon Fire Department.

Nineteen people — from children to grandparents — were treated at the scene, and 15 of them ended up being taken to hospitals. Hatlestad says most of the injuries are bumps and bruises.

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