Two people refuse medical treatment after Amtrak train strikes vehicle
PENNFIELD TWP. — Two people suffered only minor injuries when a vehicle was struck by an Amtrak train in Pennfield Township Friday evening, according to police.
The Calhoun County Sheriff's Office said at about 9:42 a.m. a 20-year-old male driver from Comstock Park and a 22-year-old female passenger from Grand Rapids were traveling southbound on Pine Lake Road near Pennfield Road north of Battle Creek when police believe the driver disregarded the flashing red lights and the railroad indicator bars that were lowered and tried to cross the tracks.
The westbound passenger train struck struck the driver's side of the vehicle.
The driver and passenger sustained minor injuries and subsequently refused medical transportation to the hospital. No one on the Amtrak train was injured.
The Calhoun County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the CN Railroad Police, Pennfield Fire Department, and LifeCare.
The Calhoun County Sheriff's Office Accident Reconstruction Team is conducting further investigation. Please contact the Calhoun County Sheriff's Office at 269-781-0880 or Silent Observer at 269-781-9700 if you witnessed the crash or have any further information.
This article originally appeared on Lansing State Journal: Two people refuse medical treatment after Amtrak train strikes vehicle