Video shows fiery crash between Amtrak train and truck in N. California

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Thursday, March 18, 2021
Video shows truck hit at full speed by train in Oakland, bursting into flames
Video captured the moment that a truck was struck by an Amtrak train in Oakland, causing the truck to explode into flames.

OAKLAND, California -- An Amtrak train with 111 passengers and crew members on board was captured on camera slamming into a truck on the tracks at a railroad crossing in northern California.

The crash in Oakland, California, on Thursday caused a fiery wreck that amazingly did not result in any deaths or injuries, officials said.

Sister station KGO-TV obtained eyewitness video of the crash.

In the video, the eyewitness starts recording as the railroad crossing's lights and sounds were activated. Only seconds later, a person is seen walking away from the truck before the Amtrak train collides, creating a moving fireball of wreckage.

The train stops, and later in the video, what is left of the truck smolders.

The driver of the truck was not in the vehicle when the crash occurred, fire officials say.

Officials added the crash involved Amtrak Coast Starlight Train 11 that was bound for Los Angeles from Seattle.

WATCH: KGO-TV's aerial shots of crash involving truck and Amtrak train

Oakland fire officials say that an Amtrak train struck a truck that was on the tracks at E 10th Street and Fruitvale.