RANCHO CUCAMONGA - A rear-end collision resulted in a vehicle being pushed onto train tracks before it was then struck by a westbound Metrolink train Friday morning. No one was injured.

"Fortunately, the woman was able to get out of her vehicle and the engineer saw the vehicle on the tracks and implemented an emergency stop," said Scott Johnson, spokesman for Metrolink.

San Bernardino County sheriff's dispatchers received a report of a vehicle struck by a train near the corner of 8th Street and Vineyard Avenue at 7:20 a.m., said sheriff's spokeswoman Cindy Bachman.

One vehicle had rear-ended the woman's vehicle, Johnson explained, pushing the second vehicle onto the tracks.

There was minor damage to the train, but it wasn't clear how much damage was done to the woman's vehicle, Johnson said.

The train which struck the vehicle was delayed for about an hour and a half, he said. A total of 172 passengers were on that train.

The investigation did cause delays to the San Bernardino Metrolink line, but all trains were running back on schedule as of 9 a.m., Johnson said.


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