Four passengers on an Amtrak passenger train, heading to Oklahoma from Fort Worth, were injured after the train hit a stalled semi-truck on Friday evening.
Train 822, also know as the Heartland Flyer, was on the BNSF Railway tracks near Thackerville, Oklahoma when the crash occured around 7 p.m., Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari said in an email. The train operates daily between Fort Worth and Oklahoma City.
HEARTLAND FLYER CRASH: Here’s pictures from a woman that I talked to who is still on the train. She says they are feeling thankful but a man on the train was pretty badly cut.
FROM @OHPtraffic: Amtrak train hit a car-hauler that was stuck on the tracks. 2 people transported ️ pic.twitter.com/TwZFvMRIBI
— Ashley Holden News 9 (@ashleyvholden) October 16, 2021
The injured passengers were taken to a local hospital for minor injuies, he said. There were around 110 total passengers and crew members onboard.
Local authorities are invetsigating the incident, Magliari said.