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Car and Train Collide in Oceanside

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    Amtrack Collision in Oceanside Injures One

    A car and train collided in Oceanside after Sheriff's deputies said a woman drove her car onto the tracks. NBC 7's Matt Rascon reports live. (Published Monday, March 16, 2015)

    A car and AMTRACK train collision at Cassidy Street in Oceanside has left at least one person injured, officials said.

    The incident happened at approximately 8:12 a.m. Monday when Oceanside Police and Oceanside Fire both responded to a car and train collision near the train tracks.

    Sheriff’s deputies on the scene said one woman was inside the car when she parked her car off to the side of the crossing. As the gates started to close, the woman then drove up onto the tracks and parked there, deputies said.

    The train conductor saw the woman ahead of time, deputies said, but not soon enough to stop all the way before hitting the car. When they collided, the train was going about 30 to 40 miles per hour, deputies said.

    At the time of the collision, the person inside the car was trapped, police said. The woman in the car was injured but is expected to recover, officials said.

    Oceanside Police are asking people to avoid using Cassidy Street near the train tracks while they investigate.

    Passengers are boarding a BREEZE bus to take them to the Oceanside Transit Center. All COASTER stops are currently delayed out of San Diego.

    An AMTRACK train out of San Diego has been delayed because of the incident.

    Check back for updates on this developing story.