A pickup truck was struck by an Amtrak train that was traveling at speeds of up to 80mph today around 2pm today in Tenino approximately 15 miles southeast of Olympia.
The force of the collision caused the pickup truck to roll onto its side.
Reports said the driver of the Ford F-150 was either stopped on the tracks or was turning around at the time of the collision.
The four people inside the pickup truck were extricated by emergency personnel who took them to the hospital. Their injuries appear not to be life-threatening.
Washington Train Accidents
Train and vehicle accidents do not occur very often but they can be deadly. In 2011, there were approximately 640 fatal train collisions in the United States and 21 of those happened in Washington state.
It is important for drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists alike to use extreme caution around railroad tracks.
This information is provided by Washington Injury Attorney blog, a service of The Farber law Group. We represent people who have been seriously injured in train accidents and the family of those who have been killed. With our help, you may recover compensation for your damages.
Source: KOMO News: Amtrak train collides with pickup in Thurston Co.; 3 injured