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Amtrack Train Collision

Graham Marshall - Friday, April 20, 2012

It's not everyday that I'm involved in a train collision but while traveling between LA and San Francisco on the Amtrack Starlight Express, the train collided with a car at an uncontrolled intersection in Soledad.

Seeing first hand the results of the collision as the car was literally torn in half was a most sobering experience.

Thankfully, the train did not derail and it appeared that the driver of the car was airlifted to hospital.  I hope they survived!

The train was delayed by a couple of hours - but no big deal given the severity of injuries to the car driver.

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