Sounder trains, ferries resume after man hurt in freight train, truck crash in Edmonds

Sounder trains, ferries resume after man hurt in freight train, truck crash in Edmonds
(Edmonds PD)

Edmonds police are investigating after a freight train and a truck crashed along the city’s waterfront, hurting a man and halting Sounder trains and ferries for about two hours Tuesday morning.

According to BNSF, the crash happened around 5 a.m. at Railroad Avenue south of West Dayton Street. Edmonds police said the truck was sideswiped by a southbound tanker train while driving down a private access road adjacent to the tracks.

The driver of the truck, an 82-year-old man, walked a quarter-mile to Dayton Street where he was found hurt. He was alert and talking to officers before he was taken to Harborview in Seattle.

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By 7 a.m., north line trains were moving again.

The crash also caused problems for ferry riders.

The Edmonds-Kingston ferry route was out of service until about 7 a.m. because the crash blocked the entrance and exit to and from the Edmonds Ferry Terminal. Drivers who took the ferry to Edmonds were unable to get off the boat until the train moved.

BNSF said there was minimal damage to the train and none of its crew was hurt.