REDWOOD CITY -- Caltrain service has been disrupted after a train struck a car on the tracks near the Redwood City station shortly after 6 p.m. Wednesday evening, officials said.
Nobody was hurt in the accident, which involved a driver turning onto the tracks at the Maple Street railroad crossing, said Caltrain spokeswoman Christine Dunn. She said the female driver and a child were not in the car when it was struck by the southbound train.
Nobody on the train was hurt, and riders were placed onto other southbound trains at the Redwood City station, Dunn said.
Northbound tracks were reopened at 6:45 p.m., and around 7:30 p.m. southbound tracks were also in use after a tow truck pulled the car away. However, major residual delays remained around 7:45 p.m., Dunn said, and trains are moving through the area at speeds slower than normal.
Dunn did not know how fast the train was going when it struck the car, but said there was debris scattered along the tracks in the area.
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