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Amtrak train crashes into tractor trailer in Brunswick, 1 person injured

Amtrak train crashes into tractor trailer in Brunswick, 1 person injured
Posted at 7:03 PM, Aug 03, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-04 12:43:01-04

BRUNSWICK, Md.  — A traffic back up led to a tractor trailer being struck by an Amtrak train in Brunswick Wednesday evening.

Frederick Fire and Rescue said the tractor trailer was hit while stuck in traffic on the tracks, as the train was coming through on S. Maple Avenue.

The train ended up striking the back of the trailer, which was carrying lumber, causing it to be pushed into another passenger truck.

Aftermath of train striking tractor trailer in Brunswick

That passenger truck was then pushed into the train station building.

Amtrak train crashes into tractor trailer in Brunswick, 1 person injured

Officials say the male driver of the passenger truck, was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

All 140 passengers of the involved Amtrak train, the driver of the tractor trailer, and the passenger of the passenger truck refused medical transport.

The road was closed for approximately six-hours following the incident.