A cargo train hit a semi-truck around 12:45 p.m. Wednesday at Bancroft Way. No one was injured, police said. A witness wrote on Twitter that the truck had been stopped on the tracks, waiting to get into the Berkeley Commons construction site along Aquatic Park. Credit: Rich Walkling

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