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Amtrak Train Crash Injures 40 Passengers After Tractor-Trailer Collision

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In this frame grab from video provided by WTVD-11, authorities respond to a collision between an Amtrak passenger train and a truck, Monday, March 9, 2015, in Halifax County, N.C. (AP Photo/WTVD-11)

By    |   Tuesday, 10 Mar 2015 08:54 AM

An Amtrak train crash injured 40 passengers Monday in North Carolina when a train collided with a tractor-trailer stuck on the tracks.

DOT officials said 25 people were taken to Halifax Regional Medical Center by bus and 15 by ambulance after the collision, which happened about noon Monday, according to The Associated Press.

They said none of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening. A bus will take another 173 passengers who weren't injured to Richmond, Virginia.

Halifax County law-enforcement officials say the collision toppled the engine onto its side. They say the first two cars of the train toppled after the crash.

State transportation officials say the second car that derailed was a baggage car.

An eyewitness says the tractor-trailer driver was trying to make a difficult right-hand turn. She says the driver jumped out of the truck before the crash.

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