Crash Slows BART After Car Lands Near Track

Thursday, Sep 15, 2011  |  Updated 4:06 PM PDT
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Crash Slows BART After Car Lands Near Track

A big rig slammed a yellow car up onto the railing near the BART tracks.

BART trains were delayed Thursday afternoon because of a crash  involving a big-rig and another vehicle on eastbound Interstate Highway 580  between Dublin and Pleasanton that sent one of the vehicles close to nearby BART  tracks, authorities said.

Helicopter video over the scene shows the big-rig had pushed a small yellow car up onto a railing next to the BART track.
Some fencing was also dangling toward the track.

    The crash was reported at about 2:30 p.m. on eastbound Highway 580  just west of Foothill Road, California Highway Patrol Officer Marc Johnston  said.
    One of the vehicles ended up on BART's right-of-way between the  agency's West Dublin/Pleasanton and Castro Valley stations, BART spokeswoman  Luna Salaver said.
    BART trains are single-tracking through the area, so passengers on  the Dublin/Pleasanton line can expect delays of about 10 minutes until the  vehicle is removed, Salaver said.
    The driver of the big-rig appeared to be injured, but the extent  of the injuries was not immediately available, Johnston said.
    The crash was blocking the two left eastbound lanes of Highway 580  as of 3:10 p.m.
    Johnston said the lanes could remain blocked until about 5 p.m.,  and advised drivers to take alternate routes.
 

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