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Caltrain Strikes Car in Menlo Park

Accident occurred at Ravenswood Avenue.

Story updated at 6:40 p.m.

All northbound and southbound Caltrains were delayed from 10-90 minutes Friday, after a southbound train struck a car on Ravenswood Avenue in Menlo Park. 

"MP collision appears to be non-fatal," tweeted @caltrain about the incident that happened at about 5 p.m. Menlo Park Firefighters arrived at the scene within minutes.

Northbound and southbound trains were stopped on the tracks at 5:10 p.m.

"SB train from before 5:20 still holding at Redwood City. No NB 267 yet...," tweeted @caltrain at 5:39 p.m.

The southbound 264 is the one that hit the car. Firefighters were debating how to tow the vehicle away at 6:04 p.m. Ravenswood Avenue was closed to traffic.

According to tweets from people who were on the train that hit the vehicle, the train was stopped on the tracks for about 45 minutes. It resumed course again at 6:13.

Trains began to use both north and southbound tracks at reduced speeds through Menlo Park at 6:29 p.m.

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Martin Davis April 14, 2012 at 01:32 AM
There is no way to "route all trains around the Menlo Park station". Dumm remark.
Freddie April 14, 2012 at 02:41 AM
Thankfully the driver of the vehicle wasn't killed, but know this Mr. or Ms. Driver - - your inconceivably plighted judgment was relentlessly mocked by the philistines and vulgarians trapped on-board by your deeds. Kinder folk realized you were having the worst Friday the 13th of anyone in the BA and should probably consider moving out of the area.
Laura April 17, 2012 at 03:01 AM
I was on that train. Caltrain doesn't hit anyone. We have one track north. One track south. We can't go right. We can't go left. It takes a little over a mile to make a fast complete stop. Your car is sitting on the tracks? You're just asking to be hit. Duh!!

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