Freight train hits pickup truck in Martinez

A freight train hit a pickup track in Martinez and emergency crews rescued a man from the truck.

May 14, 2011 1:20:35 AM PDT
Late Friday night in Martinez, a freight train hit a pickup truck near the Marina.

The truck was flipped onto its roof and the driver was trapped for a while, but fire crews cut him out and a helicopter took him to the hospital.

Rescuers say he should be OK; his most severe injury is to his leg.

They're investigating why the truck was on the tracks and Union Pacific crews are inspecting the tracks to make sure there was no damage.