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Amtrak train hits back of truck on tracks in Gaviota area

No injuries were reported
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Posted at 11:13 AM, Mar 03, 2023
and last updated 2023-03-03 15:52:04-05

Train service was stopped after an Amtrak train reportedly crashed into the back of a vehicle in the Gaviota area Friday.

The call came in around 10:40 a.m. for the 11000 block of Calle Real.

Limited information was immediately available but the Santa Barbara County Fire Department said initial reports were that the train had crashed into a wood chipper on the back of a vehicle.

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It was unknown when train service through the area would resume.

Pictures from the Santa Barbara County Fire Department show damage to the side of the train, including a window, but fire officials say no one on the train was injured. Fire officials say the driver of the pickup truck suffered minor injuries but did not want to be taken to the hospital.

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