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Man Rescued From Under VTA Light-Rail Train After Being Struck In San Jose

SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — A pedestrian was rescued after being struck by and trapped underneath a Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority light-rail train Thursday afternoon in San Jose, according to fire officials. The man was hit by a light-rail train at McKee Road and North Capitol Avenue just before 1 p.m. today, San Jose Acting Fire Capt. Joshua Padron said.
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SJ VTA rescue (CBS)

Firefighters arrived to find a man unconscious underneath the train. He was extricated from beneath the train and taken to a hospital at 1:22 p.m., Padron said. KPIX 5 reporter Maria Medina posted video of the victim as he was taken to a waiting ambulance on a stretcher.

The incident occurred on the VTA’s blue light-rail line that travels between the Alum Rock and Santa Teresa stations. The VTA sent out an alert this afternoon saying there will be bus shuttles between the Alum Rock and Hostetter stations because of a service interruption and said to expect delays. No further information was immediately available. TM and © Copyright 2017 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Bay City News Service contributed to this report.

Driver, Canine Passengers Dodge Death In I-880 Mishap

OAKLAND (CBS SF) — A driver and a couple of dogs riding in the back seat of a Mercedes Benz caught a lucky break in the East Bay Friday when what could have been a deadly piece of debris pierced the car’s windshield on I-880, according to CHP. The Oakland office of the CHP posted photos — including a picture of the lucky dogs — along with a bit of information about the incident Friday afternoon. “Today an unknown vehicle spilled some of its load on I-880,” the Facebook post read. “Another vehicle kicked up the debris, which found its way to this Benz.”
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Car damaged by freeway debris on I-880 (Oakland CHP)

The first photo in the post showed a piece of what appeared to be building material made out of aluminum or some other light metal protruding from the windshield of the car. The second photo showed the two dogs that were riding in the car in the back seat sitting on either side of where the piece of metal appeared to have hit the front passenger seat just below the seat headrest.
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Dogs in backseat of car damaged by freeway debris on I-880 (Oakland CHP)

“Luckily these puppies are part feline and used one of their nine lives. Everyone in the vehicle walked away unharmed,” the text of the post read. CHP also posted about the accident on Twitter, saying the “dogs narrowly escaped death” and admonishing truck drivers to secure their loads.

Cargo Containers Tumble Into Water At Port Of Oakland

OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Divers and salvage crews probed the 50-foot depth of the Port of Oakland Friday for 10 massive empty cargo containers that tumbled off a freighter into the water. Port of Oakland Communications Director Mike Zampa said 11 empty containers fell off the ship berth in the outer harbor on Thursday afternoon. Ten of those containers sunk into the waters. “The good news is there were no injuries,” he said. “There were no spills, leaks or pollution. The containers are stretched in an area along the dock.” Divers with Parker Diving out of Sausalito have been contracted by the Port of Oakland to help with the recovery effort. After a couple hours of searching, three of the containers were spotted near the bow and the dock. Once they are all found and marked with a bouy, a crane will start pulling them out. “Fortunately these were empty containers, so the weight is not as great as they could have been,” said Zampa. Zampa said the containers are 20 to 40 feet long and some weigh as much as 5,000 pounds, even when they are empty. The company, Mol Maxim was taking the empty ones back to Asia where they were to be filled. “If you don’t have empty containers in Asia, you can’t send goods to this country,” said Zampa. “That’s how you get your tennis shoes and computers you use.” 2.5 million containers come through the Port of Oakland every year. Zampa said that in the 11 years he has been with the Port, this is only the second time containers have gone overboard. The last incident happened within the past three years and only involved one or two containers being dumped in the water. Zampa said the containers are not contaminating the water and that the recovery effort was not impacting port traffic. Port officials said their goal is to get the containers out of the water by late Friday night.   Zampa said the cause of the incident was still under investigation.

15 Marines Hospitalized In Fiery Accident At Camp Pendleton

CAMP PENDLETON (CBS8.com) — A fiery accident involving an amphibious landing vehicle at Camp Pendleton left 15 Marines injured Wednesday, authorities reported. According to San Diego CBS affiliate CBS8.com, the personnel were taking part in regularly scheduled battalion training when the accident occurred about 9:30 a.m. The incident happened in the San Mateo area of the military base near Oceanside, said 1st Lt. Paul Gainey, a spokesman for the USMC 1st Marine Division. The Marines were being treated for injuries of undisclosed severity. “Officials are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident at this time,” Gainey said at midday. The involved vehicle caught fire during the accident, according to Gainey. Further details were not immediately available, he said.