Amtrak collision: Train bound for Chicago crashes into truck on tracks in Maryland, officials say

None of the 142 passengers and crew onboard were injured, Amtrak said

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Thursday, August 4, 2022 3:47AM
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One person was injured after an Amtrak train bound for Chicago collided with a truck in Maryland Wednesday.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- One person was injured after an Amtrak train bound for Chicago collided with a truck in Maryland Wednesday.

Capitol Limited train 29 was traveling from Washington DC to Chicago when it struck a truck on the tracks in Brunswick around 5:20 p.m., according to Amtrak.

The flat-bed tractor-trailer truck was on the tracks due to traffic, according to local fire officials.

The train struck the big-rig, sending it into a passenger truck, which was pushed into a nearby building, WJLA reported.

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Out of the 142 passengers and crew onboard, no injuries were reported, Amtrak said.

The driver of the passenger truck was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.

The train was delayed about an hour while local authorities investigated.

According to the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), trespassing along railroad rights-of-way is the leading cause of rail-related deaths in America, and railroad crossing incidents are the second leading cause of rail-related deaths in America. They also serve as critical reminders about the importance of obeying the law and of exercising extreme caution around railroad tracks and crossings, Amtrak said. For more railroad safety information, please visit StayOffTheTracks.org.