Truck Slams into Light Rail Train Downtown

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SACRAMENTO --

A light rail train and pickup truck collided late Friday morning near 7th and J streets in downtown Sacramento.

The condition of the truck driver was not immediately known, but fire fighters had to cut the roof off to get the driver out.

It's unclear what led to the crash.

The driver was transported to the hospital, but the crash scene remained untouched for hours.

Amidst a handful of wrong-way crashes on local freeways, people stood in awe, wondering if the driver was going the wrong way.

"Nobody was going the wrong way. People were going in the right direction at the wrong time," one witness told FOX40.

Police say the pickup truck driver tried to beat a light rail train to the other side of 7th and J.

"A vehicle traveling eastbound ran a red light and collided into the train," Lt. Norm Leong with the Sacramento Police Department told FOX40.

There were four people on the light rail train. All of them walked away uninjured.

Service was fully back up and running by late afternoon.

A city spokesperson says there have been three accidents at 7th and J within the past year.

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