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40 injured in Amtrak train collision in NC

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Posted at 4:13 PM, Mar 09, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-10 09:15:48-04

An Amtrak train collision with a tractor-trailer left 40 injured in North Carolina, according to multiple reports. None of the injuries are life threatening, The Associated Press reported. 

The accident took place in Halifax County, according to CBS6. An Amtrak spokesperson said there were 212 passengers on the train along with eight crew members, CBS6 reported. 

Of the 40 injured, 25 were taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital while 15 were taken by bus to the hospital, the North Carolina Department of Transportation said according to ABC News

Amtrak officials advised people call 800-523-9101 to find out more information about family and friends on the train, according to ABC News.