Several People Hospitalized in Train-Truck Crash
Several people were hospitalized after an Amtrak passenger train en route from Pontiac, Michigan, to Chicago collided with a semi-truck, causing the train to derail early Wednesday morning, authorities said.
The crash occurred at a level crossing equipped with signal lights between Ann Arbor and Jackson, when the Amtrak Wolverine Service Train carrying 68 passengers struck the tractor-trailer causing the train’s locomotive to tip over and two train cars to derail.
Several people were taken to a local hospital – including the truck driver – for examination, but no serious injuries were reported.
Rail service has been temporarily suspended while investigators attempt to determine the cause of the crash.