Amtrak train, carrying 243 passengers from Los Angeles to Chicago, derails after hitting dump truck in Missouri
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An Amtrak prepare carrying 243 passengers and 12 crew on its manner from Los Angeles to Chicago derailed in rural Missouri on Monday afternoon, the second main incident in two days for the passenger railroad service.
A number of vehicles of Amtrak’s Southwest Chief prepare got here off the tracks after colliding with a dump truck at 12:42 p.m.in Mendon, Missouri, about three hours northwest of St. Louis, Amtrak announced in a statement.
There have been “early stories of accidents” amongst passengers, Amtrak stated, however the extent of the accidents wasn’t instantly identified.
No less than three of the injured passengers had been taken to College of Missouri Well being Care in Columbia, Missouri, hospital spokesperson Eric Maze informed USA TODAY.
Social media posts confirmed particles on and close to the tracks and a number of prepare vehicles on their aspect.
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“Our Incident Response Workforce has been activated, and we’re deploying emergency personnel to the scene to assist assist our passengers, our workers and their households with their wants,” Amtrak stated in its assertion.
The accident comes in the future after a lethal crash in Brentwood, California, the place an Amtrak commuter train slammed into a vehicle at an unmarked crossing. Three individuals contained in the automobile had been killed and three others injured, however not one of the 80 Amtrak passengers had been injured, in line with the California Freeway Patrol.