Amtrak Train Hits Truck On Tracks On U.S. 17 In Putnam County

Six people were injured after an Amtrak train hit a truck on the tracks on a side road off the 800 block of U.S. 17 south of Bostwick in Putnam County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The train’s engineer, a 58-year-old man, and 6 passengers were taken to the hospital for injuries after the collision today, the Highway Patrol said.

The New York-to-Miami train had 166 passengers and 15 crew members on board as it traveled on tracks paralleling U.S. 17 and hit the flatbed trailer of a semi-tractor truck leaving the Seminole Electric plant near the crossing, the Highway Patrol said.

“The trailer was still on tracks,” Sgt. Dylan Bryan said. “Crossing arms came down on the trailer, then the train struck the back of the trailer.”

The train resumed travel just after 2:30 p.m., held in place for a number of hours as crews inspected damage and the Highway Patrol investigated the incident.

This was the second Amtrak collision in Putnam County in just over a week.


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