Amtrack Train Hits SUV In Fayetteville

Authorities say two people in North Carolina were injured after their sports utility vehicle got stuck on the tracks and was hit by a passenger train.

Multiple media outlets reported Saturday that five people were inside the SUV when it got stuck on the tracks in a construction zone in Fayetteville.

Four people had gotten out and were trying to move the vehicle when the Amtrak Train hit it at about 9:30 p.m. Friday.

The train dragged the vehicle about 350 feet down the tracks before stopping.

Authorities say 15-year-old girl still inside the SUV suffered minor injuries.

The teen's mother broke several ribs and was taken to a hospital. No one on the train was injured.

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  • by Babarino Location: New York on Oct 25, 2009 at 09:49 AM
    I seen this before in Final destination. They will not make it the rest of the week.
  • by C on Oct 25, 2009 at 07:09 AM
    I once saw an interview with an investigator for the NTSB. She talked about what happens when a train hits a car. The analogy she used was that of a car running over an aluminum drink can. She said that pound for pound,mass for mass,that's roughly the equivalent of what happens when a car is hit by a train. Your car: About a ton and some change. A train: Thousands of tons. DUH ! This seems like it would be common sense,but every day,all over the country,this happens because some impatient idiot tries to beat the train. I myself am a lifelong rail fan, and you can bet that I give those metal behemoths the respect that they deserve !
  • by Anonymous on Oct 25, 2009 at 05:23 AM
    I dont understand.One stays in and the others get out.What a complete DOLT!
  • by P on Oct 25, 2009 at 05:23 AM
    This was a construction area and these idiots drove through the barriers ignoring them. They need to charge these idiots and have them pay for the damage to the train. This happened twice the same day.
  • by Joe on Oct 25, 2009 at 03:48 AM
    I read on another site that they drove around the arms while they were down. About as dumb as the people I see around here sitting on the tracks due to a red light up ahead.
  • by Rbh Location: Greenville on Oct 24, 2009 at 09:29 PM
    Note to self....see train get out of way.
  • by Good News on Oct 24, 2009 at 09:16 PM
    Thankfully nobody was killed in what could have been a potentially fatal incident!

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