On Tuesday morning, first responders pulled a driver out of an SUV just before an Amtrak train struck it. According to ABC San Diego News Channel 10, the incident happened near West Grape Street and California Street, about 100 yards south of the railroad crossing, at about 1:30 a.m. Very few details about the collision have been released, but we do know that an SUV was stuck in the path of an oncoming train when San Diego Police Officers arrived on the scene and helped to get the driver out of the vehicle.
Although the emergency brake was applied, the Amtrak train wasn’t able to stop in time to avoid hitting the SUV. Thankfully, no injuries were reported on the scene. The driver of the SUV was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving.