Driver injured in SUV, Amtrak crash
Saturday, July 2, 2011
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A crash between an Amtrak train and an SUV has left the vehicle driver injured.
Clackamas County fire spokesman Steve McAdoo says the accident happened around 5:30 p.m. Saturday at a busy railroad crossing in Oregon City.
He tells the Oregonian that the SUV apparently was trying to squeeze through the crossing gate when the collision occurred. The train was traveling about 45 mph and took a half mile to stop.
McAdoo says the driver, whose name was not released, was hospitalized with injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening.
No train passengers were injured, and the train resumed its trip between Los Angeles and Seattle about 90 minutes later.
Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com