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An Amtrak coach has reportedly crashed into a truck in Maryland that experienced pulled onto the tracks.
“A site visitors again up guide to a tractor trailer being on the railroad tracks at the time an Amtrak educate was coming by way of,” a spokesperson for the Frederick County Hearth Department instructed G3 Box News Digital. “There was nowhere for the tractor trailer to go. Prepare struck rear passenger aspect of the trailer creating it to be pushed into a passenger truck. The passenger truck was then pushed into the setting up.”
The spokesperson additional that one particular adult male, the driver of the truck, was taken to the clinic with nonlife-threatening injuries.
“All 140 travellers of the Amtrak, the driver of the tractor trailer, and the passenger of the passenger truck refused transport,” the assertion explained.
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WRC-Television set Reporter Tom Lynch also posted a image of the crash and explained the truck was carrying design gear in Brunswick, Maryland.
Twitter consumer Sean Emerson, a passenger on the teach, posted a photo from the scene on social media.
“Onboard the Amtrak Capitol Minimal and a flatbed truck pulled in entrance of the educate at Brunswick,” Emerson reported. “Felt the lurch and smelled the unexpected emergency brakes. I think we’ll be here for a when.”
Amtrak did not quickly answer to a request for remark from G3 Box News Digital.
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“Capitol Confined Educate 29, which departed Washington (WAS) on 8/3, is stopped west of Rockville (RKV) owing to a car or truck incident on the tracks forward,” a Twitter account for the practice assistance posted. “We will present updates as info gets out there.”
Emerson afterwards posted that the prepare was relocating yet again and touring as a result of Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia.
“The locomotive and prepare sustained superficial injury only and we ended up cleared to carry on by Amtrak and CSX,” Emerson claimed. “Coach beats truck.”