TURNER, Ore. (KMTR) -- A Sublimity man escaped injury early Friday morning when an Amtrak passenger train struck his car while it was stalled on the tracks south of Turner.
The wreck happened just after 7:00 this morning.
The driver, 37-year-old Ryan Wilson says he was driving north on Duckflat Road SE and was trying to cross the railroad tracks near Pearson Road SE. His car became stuck in gravel next to the tracks with the rear of the car extending over the tracks.
Wilson says he ran to a nearby neighbor to get help because he heard the whistle of an approaching Amtrak passenger train.
Before he could get back to his car, the train had clipped the right rear quarter of the car, pushing it off the tracks. The car was unoccupied at the time of the incident.
Crossing signs are posted, but the crossing does not have swing arms or lights to warn drivers.
The Amtrak train stopped and exchanged insurance information and then continued on its route.
No one on the train was injured and any damage to the train was minimal. Railroad inspectors from Amtrak were also called to the scene.
No citations are expected as a result of this incident.