Train, bus accidents involve trucker, teen

A truck driver who tried and failed to beat a train crossing the tracks escaped serious injury in a crash north of the San Bruno Caltrain station Wednesday morning.

The train struck the rear panel of the truck about 8:30 a.m. No injuries were reported.

“The back of the truck was pretty messed up,” Caltrain spokesman Jonah Weinberg said.

Southbound train traffic was delayed for about an hour while the train was taken out of service, Weinberg said. Safety equipment at the crossing was working, but the driver had partially crossed the tracks and didn’t have enough room to clear the train, Weinberg said.

Later in the morning, in South San Francisco, a SamTrans bus driver was sent to the hospital with neck pain after a 16-year-old driver was distracted by a pet and sideswiped the bus, according to SamTrans.

The bus passengers and 16-year-old pickup driver weren’t injured in the wreck, said Weinberg, also a spokesman for SamTrans.

“He was distracted by a pet in his car and nearly hit three elderly women in a car, but swerved and sideswiped the bus,” Weinberg said.

Bus passengers boarded the next scheduled bus and resumed their trip after the 11:40 a.m. accident near Fairway Drive on West Orange Avenue, officials said.

A damage estimate wasn’t available Wednesday.

ecarpenter@examiner.com

Bay Area NewsLocal

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott leaves the scene of an officer-involved shooting at Brannan Street and Jack London Alley in the South Park area on Friday, May 7, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Chief Scott issues rare apology to man shot by SF police

Officer says he ‘did not intend for his firearm to go off’

Despite the pandemic, San Francisco has ended the fiscal year with a budget surplus. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Better than expected tax revenues leave city with $157.3M surplus for this year

As the fiscal year nears an end and Mayor London Breed prepares… Continue reading

Passengers board a BART train bound for the San Francisco Airport at Powell Street station. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
BART bumps up service restoration to August 30, offers fare discounts

Rail agency breaks pandemic ridership records, prepares to welcome more passengers

Ashley and Michelle Monterrosa hold a photo of their brother Sean Monterrosa, who was killed by a Vallejo police officer early Tuesday morning, as they are comforted at a memorial rally at the 24th Street Mission BART plaza on Friday, June 5, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
State Department of Justice to investigate Sean Monterrosa shooting by Vallejo police

Attorney General Rob Bonta steps in after Solano County DA declines case

Gov. Gavin Newsom, show here speaking at the City College of San Francisco mass vaccination site in April, faces a recall election due to anger on the right over his handling of the pandemic, among other issues. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Why Gavin Newsom’s popularity could work against him in the recall election

Top pollster: ‘We’re not seeing the Democrats engaged in this election. And that may be a problem…’

Most Read