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Woman, Child Narrowly Escape After Car Stalls on Caltrain Tracks

The incident prompted major Caltrain delays on the Peninsula Wednesday night.

Caltrain riders were experiencing major delays Wednesday night after a train struck a car that had accidentally turned onto tracks in Redwood City.

At about 6 p.m., southbound train No. 272 struck the car on the tracks at Maple Street, agency spokeswoman Christine Dunn said.

The two people in the car, a woman and child, managed to escape before the train struck the car. No one was injured.

Both tracks were intially closed in the area, but at about 6:45 p.m. the northbound train tracks were reopened and north- and southbound trains were able to operate at slow speeds through the area.

A tow truck removed the car from the tracks and the southbound train tracks were opened about 7:30 p.m.

The 292 passengers on train 272 were taken to the Redwood City station, where they were able to board other southbound trains.

Trains were still operating at slower speeds through the area of the incident as of 8 p.m. and riders were still experiencing major delays.

Megan Fluke November 08, 2012 at 02:50 PM
I heard Caltrain riders had to wait hours. I'll be so happy after the grade separation!

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