Amtrak Train Collides With Dump Truck Killing Driver In Orlando
Orlando, Fla. -
An Amtrak train collided with a dump truck on South Orange Ave in Orlando this morning, killing the driver of the truck and cathing fire.
A few passengers onboard the train had to be transported to Orlando Regional Medical Center, ORMC, where they were treated for various injuries, non were life threatening.
The train track crossing which this accident happened has no crossing gate arms and several accidents have occurred at this intersection.
The train was traveling from New York City to Miami and had just left the Orlando train station during its 30 minutes stop and had only been traveling at about 45 mph when it struck the dump truck.
Witnesses say the truck appeared to have ignored the crossing lights when he was hit by the train.
Police have not released the name of the driver of the dump truck yet.