Two men escaped serious injury Saturday morning when the SUV they were riding in became stuck on the railroad tracks just south of Elk Grove. The accident took place near Eschinger Road and highway 99. According to officials the two men were joy riding when their SUV became stuck on the tracks. The two men were unsuccessful in trying to get the vehicle off the tracks. They tried to stop an oncoming Union Pacific train, but were not able to in time. The vehicle was pushed down the tracks and erupted in flames. There was no damage to the train and no injuries. No word on what, if any charges the men may face.
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Photo from KCRA U Local/Jo Anne R. Formalejo