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Minor Injuries Reported as Car Collides With Train in Summerland

Crash involving elderly driver, northbound passenger train occurred near Finney Street

Minor injuries were reported Sunday afternoon when a car collided with an Amtrak train near Finney Street in Summerland. Click to view larger
Minor injuries were reported Sunday afternoon when a car collided with an Amtrak train near Finney Street in Summerland. (Ryan Cullom / Noozhawk photo)

An elderly motorist suffered minor injuries Sunday afternoon when his car collided with an Amtrak train in Summerland, according to the Carpinteria-Summerland Fire Protection District.

The crash occurred at about 3 p.m. near Finney Street, according to Fire Department spokeswoman Grace Donnelly.

She said the front end of the four-door sedan sustained major damage in the collision.

The driver “didn't want to go to the hospital, but a paramedic convinced him to get checked,” Donnelly told Noozhawk.

The man’s identity and details on his condition were not immediately available.

The collision caused a delay for the northbound Amtrak passenger train while officials investigated and removed the wreckage.

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