USA About: #fridaymorning Publish: 03/11/2022 Edit: 03/11/2022 Author: Gardener
A collision between a Caltrain commuter train and railroad tracks late Thursday morning injured 13 people, including two Caltrain employees. None of the injuries are life-threatening, according to Caltrain spokesman Dan Lieberman. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the collision and Caltrain officials are working closely with them to assist in the investigation. The collision, which occurred just before 10:40 a.m., caused system-wide delays, Lieberman said. The incident and subsequent NTSB investigation continued to impact the system early Thursday evening. A bus bridge operated by Caltrain to replace train service in the affected area is in effect until at least 4 p.m. Friday between South San Francisco and Millbrae Caltrain stations. For the remainder of the system, Caltrain will continue to operate on its regular weekday schedule. Passengers traveling between the South San Francisco and Millbrae train stations should expect service delays due to the bus bridge. Thursday morning's collision involved a southbound Caltrain commuter train carrying 75 passengers and Caltrain equipment on the route. Caltrain officials said passengers should consider alternative transportation options by visiting 511.org. Passengers can receive relevant service updates from Caltrain by following @CaltraINAlerts on Twitter and visiting the Caltrain Facebook page and Caltrain.com. A spokesman for the Oakland Fire Department said Thursday night that a fire that destroyed three RVs at a warehouse earlier in the day was an accident. Oakland Fire Department spokesman Michael Hunt said a person in one of the RVs was burning materials and the fire was getting out of control. Five people were displaced by the fire, Hunt said. It was originally reported that three people had been displaced. The RVs are on property managed by the City of Oakland and Operation Dignity, which helps shelter the homeless. The American Red Cross was notified so they could help the displaced. Oakland police have arrested a man in connection with the shooting of another man on Christmas Eve. Oakland Police spokesman Paul Chambers said Thursday afternoon that police arrested Emmanuel Gardner-Craft for his role in the December 24 murder of Ricky Bustos. Gardner-Craft was arrested Sunday when patrol officers tasked with patrolling the Lake Merritt area located him on the 500 block of Grand Avenue, where he was taken into custody. The officers were assigned to the area in response to phone calls and concerns from the community, Chambers said. Gardner-Craft was charged with murder by the Alameda County Attorney's Office. BART officials announced Thursday that Lateefah Simon was removed from the agency's board of directors after a dispute over whether she lived in the district she represents. According to BART, Simon's current residency is outside the boundaries of District 7, which includes portions of Alameda, Contra Costa and San Francisco counties, making her ineligible to represent the district on the board. Simon said in a statement to supporters that she moved from her previous residence last year because her family had been threatened over their support for police reform. BART officials said an interim board member will be selected within 60 days to fill the District 7 position. An American Canyon teenager was hit by an SUV on Wednesday, police said. American Canyon police were dispatched around 3 p.m. to a collision between a pedestrian and a vehicle in the area of Silver Oak Trail and Toscana Drive. Upon arrival, police found a 15-year-old boy had been hit by a GMC SUV in the roadway. The youth had moderate injuries and was transported via CHP Air Ops to Benioff Children's Hospital in Oakland, police said. Witnesses told officers the youth did not cross a crosswalk. Speed doesn't appear to be a factor, but police said they are investigating further. The National Weather Service forecast for Friday for the San Francisco Bay Area calls for brisk morning temperatures with Friday overnight lows in the high 30s to high 40s. Copyright © 2022 Bay City News, Inc. Republication, retransmission, or redistribution is prohibited without the express written consent of Bay City News, Inc. Bay City News is a 24/7 news service covering the greater Bay Area. Copyright © 2022 by Bay City News, Inc. Republication, redistribution, or other reuse without the express written consent of Bay City News, Inc. is prohibited.
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