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RV Driver Injured on West Berkeley Train Tracks

Keith Burbank (BCN)
Friday March 04, 2016 - 05:31:00 PM

A driver of an RV suffered serious injuries Thursday evening when an Amtrak train struck his vehicle on Union Pacific tracks in West Berkeley, police and a Union Pacific spokesman said. 

The first report of the crash at Bancroft Way came at 6:08 p.m.  

The RV stalled on the tracks and the driver was able to get out before the crash, but the train's impact spun the RV and hit the driver, Union Pacific spokesman Francisco Castillo said.  

The driver was taken to Highland Hospital in Oakland. Castillo could not say whether the person's injuries were life-threatening.  

Another man was hit and killed by an Amtrak corridor train Feb. 8 in Berkeley.