No injuries as train hits empty car in Ventura County

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Posted: Mar 02, 2015 2:00 AM

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Southern California say no one was injured when an Amtrak train with 85 people aboard hit an empty car stopped on the tracks.

The Sunday night incident occurred on a stretch of track in Camarillo northwest of Los Angeles that is about 10 miles from the area where a commuter train hit an empty truck five days earlier, derailing three cars and injuring 30 people.

In the latest crash, Ventura County Fire Capt. Mike Lindbery says the two people abandoned their compact car before the train ran into it. It was badly damaged and lying on its side after the wreck.

It wasn't immediately clear why it had stopped on the tracks. It was raining heavily at the time.

Lindbery says an ambulance responded to the scene, but was released when there were no injured to transport.