Amtrak train hits truck in Maryland, no one injured

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An Amtrak train departing from Washington, DC, collided with a semi-truck in Maryland Wednesday night, officials said.

The incident happened around 5:20 p.m. in Rockville, Maryland, when the vehicle “blocked the track” and “come into contact with the train,” Amtrak said in a statement.

None of the 142 passengers and crew aboard Amtrak Capitol Limited train 29 were injured, Amtrak said. The train was on its way to Chicago.

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Amtrak said it is working with local law enforcement to investigate the incident.

The rail service has had other high-profile, sometimes fatal, incidents in the past year.

In June, an Amtrak train crashed into a dump truck in Mendon, Missouri, killing four people and injuring 150.

Also in June, another train, this time in Brentwood, California, collided with a car, killing three people and seriously injuring two others, including a child.

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An Amtrak train derailed in northern Montana, killing three people and injuring dozens in September 2021. Multiple passengers have filed federal lawsuits against Amtrak and the railroad operator for negligence.

Amanda Maile, Bill Hutchinson, Mark Osborne, Melissa Gaffney, Teddy Grant, Emily Shapiro and Ivan Pereira of TSWT News contributed to this report.

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