Amtrak, Train Wrecks

Train, Tractor Trailer Collide In Harrisburg, NC

Source: WSOC-TV in Charlotte

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Wednesday, February 4, 2009 – updated: 2:03 pm EST February 4, 2009

An Amtrak train collided with a tractor trailer after it stopped on train tracks in Harrisburg early Wednesday. 

The Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office said the crash happened at about 10 a.m. near the intersection of Pharr Mill Road and Highway 49. Officials said they are not sure why the truck was on the tracks. 

The Amtrak train was carrying 15 people, including the crew, but none were injured. The tractor trailer driver and conductor suffered minor injuries, however. 

Officials said the tractor trailer driver jumped out of his vehicle before the train hit.

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