Amtrak Train Hits Vehicle In Berlin
BERLIN, Conn. (AP) _ Authorities say several people were injured in central Connecticut when an Amtrak train struck what appeared to be a wood chipper that was being towed by a truck.
Amtrak spokesman Craig Schulz says five people reported being injured in the accident, which happened shortly after 9:30 a.m. Monday at a private crossing in Berlin about 15 miles south of Hartford. Local police said the injuries were minor.
Schulz says the train left New Haven at 8:40 a.m. headed to Springfield, Massachusetts, with about 45 passengers aboard. The uninjured passengers were being bused to Springfield. Amtrak service in central Connecticut is suspended because of the accident.
Late Sunday, another Amtrak train struck a vehicle in Mansfield, Massachusetts, killing three people. The cause is under investigation.
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