Dramatic amateur video captures moment when Amtrak passenger train and a tractor trailer truck collided in North Carolina. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Dramatic amateur video captures moment when an Amtrak passenger train derailed after crashing into a tractor trailer truck in North Carolina on Monday, sending some 40 passengers to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, state officials said. The train, carrying more than 200 passengers, was traveling from Charlotte, North Carolina, to New York when it hit a truck that had been hauling heavy equipment and apparently got stuck on tracks in Halifax County near the Virginia border, said Heather Joyner, communications director of the county's Emergency 911. The train's engine and baggage car derailed, but the 40 people transported to local hospitals escaped with minor injuries, the North Carolina Department of Transportation said in a statement. The condition of the truck driver was not immediately clear. Amtrak said in a statement it was monitoring the situation and an investigation was ongoing.