Video shows terrifying moment when Amtrak train collides with tractor-trailer

ROANOKE RAPIDS, N.C. (AP) — Officials say an Amtrak train hit a tractor-trailer that stalled on railroad tracks in North Carolina, toppling the engine onto its side and injuring several people.

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Halifax County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Bruce Temple said the accident happened around noon in the town of Halifax.

Temple says the first two cars of the train derailed after the collision. The North Carolina Department of Transportation says in a news release that one of those cars was a baggage car.

Several people were hurt, though the transportation agency says the injuries were minor. The agency also says no deaths were reported.

It was not immediately clear how many people may have been hurt.

Sheriff's Major Scott Hall says from the crash scene that some passengers were taken to a local hospital by ambulance.


Information from: Daily Herald.