Caltrain hits empty vehicle in Palo Alto

A southbound Caltrain hit an unoccupied vehicle at the Charleston Road crossing in Palo Alto at 8:41 p.m. Friday (Aug. 16).

The train, No. 190, was carrying 306 passengers when it hit the vehicle. Nobody was injured.

Emergency crews responded to the crash and stopped trains from passing by. The crash delayed the train 95 minutes.

Information about why the vehicle had been left on the tracks wasn’t available.