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Two people in a small four-door car escaped injury Saturday night when the car’s driver unwittingly turned onto railroad tracks in the path of an Amtrak train, the Alameda County Fire Department said.

Alameda County Fire Department Two people who wound up on railroad tracks and were pushed 800 feet by an Amtrak Capitol Corridor in train in Alameda County, Calif. escaped the collision uninjured Saturday, November 30, 2019.

The accident happened about 6 p.m. Saturday when the car, near the railroad crossing at Railroad and E Streets, turned onto the Union Pacific tracks into the path of an Amtrak Capital Corridor train. Fire Department spokesman Brian Centoni said the train hit the car from behind, and pushed the vehicle about 800 feet up the track before both came to a stop.

There was no immediate word as to whether anyone on the train – operating in “push” mode with a passenger car leading and the locomotive pushing — was injured.

Alameda County Fire Department Two people who wound up on railroad tracks and were pushed 800 feet by an Amtrak Capitol Corridor in train in Alameda County, Calif. escaped the collision uninjured Saturday, November 30, 2019.

It wasn’t immediately apparent why the car turned onto the tracks, Centoni said.

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