AIRPORT DISTRICT — Authorities continue to investigate why a Metrolink train struck a car Thursday on the tracks at a grade crossing in Burbank.
The driver, an 18-year-old Glendale woman, cleared sobriety tests after narrowly escaping from the sedan, which the oncoming Metrolink train smashed at North Buena Vista Street near Vanowen Street, Police Sgt. Robert Quesada said. No one was injured.
Operators shut down trains in both directions after the crash at 9:18 a.m., said Metrolink spokeswoman Angela Starr. “We were informed by law enforcement that the person exited the car before impact,” she said.