No one was injured when a northbound Sounder commuter train hit a vehicle stuck on the railroad tracks at Dayton Street near the Edmonds train station just after 6 p.m. Friday night.
Dayton Street was closed while police investigated the incident. A tow truck was called to remove the car, which became stuck after the male driver mistakenly turned southbound from Dayton onto the tracks, believing it was Railroad Avenue, said Edmonds police spokesperson Sgt. Shane Hawley.
“The driver tried to back off the tracks and the (crossing) arms came down,” Hawley said. At that point, the driver and his passenger “decided that would be a great time to get out of the car and off the tracks,” he added.
Sound Transit provided a bus to transport passengers from the delayed Sounder train — the last of the evening — to their final destinations in Mukilteo and Everett, said Sound Transit spokesperson John Gallagher. BNSF was inspecting the tracks to see if there was any damage, he added.