Posted by on August 17, 2017 7:58 am
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(BANT) – Fairfield Fire officials say an elderly man and his wife were rescued by good Samaritans minutes before their vehicle was struck by a train and then burst into flames Wednesday night.

According to officials with the Fairfield Fire Department, at 9:23 p.m. firefighters responded to a report of a collision involving a vehicle and a cargo train at Vanden and Cannon roads in unincorporated Solano County near Fairfield.

Fire crews arrived and found a vehicle on the train tracks with major damage and engulfed in flames, fire officials said.

According to fire officials, the elderly driver mistook the railroad tracks for Vanden Road and drove onto the tracks. The vehicle then became stuck on the tracks.

Good Samaritans saw what happened and were able to safely remove the driver and his wife from the vehicle before it was struck by a train, fire officials said.

There were no reports of injuries, according to fire officials.