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UPDATE: Sounder Train Hits Semi in Edmonds; No Injuries Are Reported

Truck driver says GPS system wrongly directed him to Edmonds ferry terminal.

UPDATE: Sounder Train Hits Semi in Edmonds; No Injuries Are Reported UPDATE: Sounder Train Hits Semi in Edmonds; No Injuries Are Reported UPDATE: Sounder Train Hits Semi in Edmonds; No Injuries Are Reported UPDATE: Sounder Train Hits Semi in Edmonds; No Injuries Are Reported UPDATE: Sounder Train Hits Semi in Edmonds; No Injuries Are Reported

Updated at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday with new information from the Edmonds Police Department.

No one was injured today when a Sounder Northline Train collided with a semi-truck just before 7 a.m. today at the Main Street and Railroad Avenue crossing at the ferry dock in Edmonds.

More than 90 people were aboard the southbound train.

Investigators determined that a westbound tractor-trailer rig pulled across the railroad tracks at Main Street in error. As the driver of the truck began backing off the tracks, the southbound Sounder Train, #1703, was approaching Edmonds for its scheduled stop at the Edmonds station. 

The driver of the truck did not clear the tracks before the inbound train could come to a complete stop. The engine of the train collided with the front of the truck, just forward of the steering axle.

The front of the TGR Transport Link semi was sheared off.

King 5 reports that the truck driver said he was using GPS to get to his company headquarters but was directed to the Edmonds ferry terminal.

When he was on the tracks, the driver told police he tried to back up, but the truck got caught on the crossing arm.

Sound Transit crew safely unloaded all Sounder passengers following the collision. Alternate transportation was provided to the departing passengers while the train was held at the scene for further investigation.

At about 10:15 a.m. Burlington Northern Railroad reopened the tracks for scheduled rail transportation. Edmonds Police reopened the surrounding roadways at 10:43 a.m.

The collision investigation is being conducted by Edmonds Police Department.

All Sounder Northline trains will resume service on Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 16.

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