Security and Safety

N.C. Amtrak crash injures 55

Posted on March 10, 2015

DAHB0077
DAHB0077

HALIFAX, N.C. — Crews reopened U.S. Highway 301 early Tuesday, about 18 hours after an Amtrak train slammed into a tractor-trailer at a crossing in rural Halifax County WRAL reported.

Fifty-five of the 212 passengers aboard the Carolinian No. 80 suffered minor injuries in the accident, which occurred at the intersection of U.S. 301 and N.C. Highway 903, about 30 miles north of Rocky Mount. It was unclear whether any of the eight crew members were injured.

The Halifax County Sheriff's Office, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol and the state Department of Transportation are investigating the accident along with Amtrak. The Highway Patrol said troopers don't expect to file any charges in the case. For the full story, click here.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (3 Comments)

More News

Houston METRO shuts down 3 rail lines for repairs

The wires will be reinforced at 79 locations to prevent them from falling in the event of another break.

First Transit drivers receive training on how to ID human trafficking

Outlines how to identify a possible victim, look for signs and what to do if you see someone who might be a victim of human trafficking.

St. Louis Metro extends partnership with safety app, Noonlight

With the solution, any Metro passenger who feels uncomfortable or at risk can open the app and hold their thumb on the safe button.

Man arrested after holding bus driver hostage, demanding ride to Portland

The male passenger and female driver were the only people on the bus, with the driver able to hit an emergency alarm at some point.

Metra launches 'COPS' safety mobile app

The app automatically disables the user’s smartphone flash to ensure discretion, and reports can be made anonymously.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (3)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation