Car Crashes into Train on Virginia and Gilman Streets

BERKELEY, CA (September 12, 2022) – Early Monday morning, police responded to a train accident between Virginia Street and Gilman Street.

The crash happened on September 5th, at about 12:22 a.m., when a train collided with an unoccupied vehicle.

According to police, the train suffered damage to its engine. As a result, it was stuck on the tracks blocking lanes at the intersections.

Police blocked off the area surrounding the crash while crews performed cleanup and preliminary duties. Afterward, Gilman Street, between Eastshore Highway and Sixth Street, was reopened by 9:00 a.m.

At this time, no further details have been provided. The Union Pacific Police Department is handling the investigations into the train accident between Virginia and Gilman Streets.

Just like the open road, train tracks can be very dangerous to be around. It is important to abide by all railroad crossings. Never enter train tracks when an oncoming train is approaching. If, for some reason, an issue occurs near the train tracks, be sure to contact the authorities to assist you. Taking precautions can help you avoid train accidents like the one between Virginia Street and Gilman Street.

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