Sprinter Train Collides With Truck in Oceanside

 A truck that rolled onto the Sprinter tracks in Oceanside was struck by an oncoming train Monday afternoon, San Diego County Sheriff's officials confirmed.

A driver in a Ford F-150 truck was stopped near the 1100 block of Oceanside Boulevard around 3:20 p.m. as the railroad gates lowered and the warning lights and bells went off.

However, as the light rail train drew closer, the driver's foot slipped off the brake, and the truck rolled forward, under the gate arms and onto the tracks, according to statements from the driver and witnesses.

The train's operator immediately slammed on the emergency brakes, but it was too late to prevent the collision. 

No one was injured in the crash. 

The Sprinter had minor damage, and the truck received moderate damage to its front end. 

The sheriff's railroad enforcement unit will continue the investigation.

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