Driver OK After Amtrack Train Strikes Vehicle in Emeryville

An Amtrak train struck a vehicle that had accidentally turned onto the train tracks in Emeryville late Wednesday night, but no one was injured in the collision, a police captain said.

The collision was reported around 11 p.m. at the tracks in the area of Shellmound and 67th streets.

Two people in a vehicle were following GPS directions but, likely due to bad weather and low visibility, accidentally turned onto train tracks, Emeryville police Capt. Oliver Collins said.

Shortly afterward, an Amtrak train was coming toward the vehicle.

The two people inside were able to get out before the train hit the vehicle in what Collins called "somewhat of a slow-speed impact" that nevertheless destroyed the vehicle.

Union Pacific police are the lead agency conducting the investigation into the collision, Collins said.

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