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Man Drives Car Onto Train Tracks in San Onofre

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A car that was driven onto train tracks in San Onofre delayed the Metrolink trains by 20 minutes while the railroad accident scene had to be cleaned up. A man was driving his car on the I-5 freeway when he went off the freeway and onto the tracks. No trains were involved in the accident.

The car crashed though the fence about 2:30 p.m. but managed to avoid being hit by oncoming trains. Rangers from San Onofre State Park called firefighters and California Highway Patrol officers to help clear the car, said Chief Ed Fleming of the Orange County Fire Authority. Firefighters from Camp Pendleton helped with the rescue effort.

The driver of the car was hurt, but had no serious injuries. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment.