1 Hospitalized after El Cerrito Train Crash at El Cerrito Del Norte Station
El Cerrito, California (April 4, 2020) – One person was injured in a train accident on Friday afternoon in El Cerrito, according to police.
The crash happened at about 12:36 p.m., on April 3, at the El Cerrito Del Norte Station.
The police said a person was hit by a train on the trackways in unclear circumstances. The train was bound for Warm Springs before the accident.
One person was taken to a hospital in unknown condition as a result of the accident.
Services between El Cerrito Del Norte Station and the Richmond Station were delayed for approximately one and a half hours due to the crash.
The crash remains under investigation.
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