Fremont: Two men injured after car hits Amtrak train


Two men were critically injured after their car struck an Amtrak train in Fremont on Sunday night, delaying the train for several hours, Amtrak and fire officials said.

Capitol Corridor train No. 748, traveling from San Jose to Sacramento, was struck by a vehicle near Dusterberry Way and Peralta Boulevard around 9:40 p.m., Amtrak spokesman Steve Kulm said.

A white sedan driving south on Dusterberry Way struck the train, crossed the tracks and landed on its roof, Fremont fire Battalion Chief Rich Dickinson said.

One man was found outside the vehicle while another was inside the car and had to be extricated, Dickinson said.

Both men were transported to Eden Medical Center and are in critical condition, according to Dickinson.

No passengers or crewmembers on the train were injured, Kulm said.

The train was held past midnight by local authorities in Fremont as they conducted an investigation into the crash, Kulm said.

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