Senior escapes serious injury after Amtrak passenger train collides with car in Vancouver

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Amtrack passenger train hits Vancouver car on tracks
The Amtrak Cascades has hit a car on the train tracks at Rupert Street in Vancouver. – Jan 9, 2020

An 83-year-old man was taken to hospital as a precautionary measure after an Amtrak passenger train collided with his car in Vancouver on Thursday.

Vancouver police say the incident happened around 11:30 a.m., near Kaslo Street and Grandview Highway.

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According to police, the man’s vehicle was driving over the crossing when the collision occurred.

Amtrak says the train was bound from Seattle to Vancouver when it came into contact with a “vehicle obstructing the tracks.”

It said none of the 46 passengers or crew aboard were hurt, but the train was delayed for just over an hour. The rail company says it is cooperating with investigators.

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It was not immediately clear how the vehicle ended up on the tracks as the train was arriving.

There are crossing arms at the junction.

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