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Union Pacific freight train hits small bus in Turlock near Monte Vista Crossings

Train strikes small bus in Turlock

A small bus was struck by a freight train at Monte Vista Avenue in Turlock.
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A small bus was struck by a freight train at Monte Vista Avenue in Turlock.

A small bus was struck by a Union Pacific freight train in Turlock on Friday afternoon.

The passenger bus was empty at the time of the collision, police said.

The collision occurred at around 2 p.m. Friday at the intersection of Monte Vista Avenue and North Golden State Boulevard, near the Monte Vista Crossings shopping center. The short passenger bus sustained damage to its rear end.

Union Pacific spokesman Tim McMahan said there were no injuries to the train crew. Officials from the Turlock fire and police departments were on the scene.

Traffic around the busy shopping area was stopped as the scene was cleared.

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