Caltrain Crashes Into Mother and Daughter Driving in Menlo Park

The two were hospitalized and trains were delayed for about 90 minutes.

Friday, Apr 13, 2012  |  Updated 8:44 PM PDT
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The daughter, who was driving, did not allow enough space in front of her car to clear the intersection.

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A mother and daughter were transported to a hospital Friday evening after their Saab was struck by an express train in Menlo Park, a Caltrain spokeswoman said.

Just after 5 p.m., the 1996 Saab that was traveling west on Ravenswood Avenue was hit by southbound train No. 264, according to Caltrain spokeswoman Christine Dunn.

There were vehicles in front of and behind the Saab and the daughter, who was driving, did not allow enough space in front of her car to clear the intersection, Dunn said.

The train struck the back of the car. The daughter was transported to Stanford Hospital with minor injuries. Her mom was also taken to the hospital as a precaution, she said.

The train was not damaged and none of the passengers reported injuries.

Trains were delayed up to about 90 minutes. The tracks reopened at 6:05 p.m., according to Caltrain officials.

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