WATCH: Train Hits Truck in Escondido Causing Traffic in Area

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Police are investigating a crash in Escondido after a Sprinter train reportedly hit a truck Monday morning causing some traffic in the area, police said.

The crash was reported at around 10 a.m. on 740 Enterprise St. near State Route 78 and Interstate 15. The train hit a blue pickup truck causing it to crash into a fire hydrant. Escondido police said no injuries were reported on the train and the driver of the pickup truck only suffered minor injuries.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Police said residents are encouraged to avoid the area of 740 Enterprise St. as the investigation continues.

North County Transit said tracks are closed between the Escondido Transit Center and Nordahl Road station. Passengers were advised to take Breeze 303 Eastbound or wait for another train at a later time.

The Escondido Fire Department shut off the water, and the hydrant will
be replaced, according to EPD.

The county Sheriff's Department is investigating what lead to the collision, but no further details were immediately available.

A Sheriff's Department official said that one person was taken to Palomar Medical Center for treatment, but could not confirm if it was the driver of the truck.

A representative for the North County Transit District was unavailable for comment.

No other information was available.

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