AC Transit bus Hit by Amtrak Train Near Oakland Coliseium, No Injuries

Oakland Fire Department and Police Department responded about 6:30 a.m. PT to an accident involving an Amtrak Train and an AC Transit Bus near 66th Avenue and San Leandro Street. The driver escaped the stalled bus about four minutes before impact. There were no passengers on the bus. There were 40 passengers on The Capitol Corridor train.

The emergency call also involved a HazMat operation to prevent diesel fuel from draining into a waterway that flows into the San Leandro Bay.

The Oakland Amtrak crash occurred a day after an Amtrak train crashed into a fire truck that was parked on the tracks during accident scene management involving a car and a semi-trailer truck in Detroit, Michigan.