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2 adults, infant rushed to hospital after crash involving freight train, car in western Palm Beach County

Wreck happened in area of Runyon Village and State Road 15 about 9 a.m. Friday
SUV on its side after train crash in western Palm Beach County
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Posted at 10:07 AM, Aug 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-07 12:54:08-04

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — Two adults and an infant were rushed to the hospital on Friday morning after a crash involving a freight train and car in western Palm Beach County.

Palm Beach County Fire Rescue said emergency crews were called to the area of Runyon Village and State Road 15 about 9 a.m.

Capt. Albert Borroto said a freight train had struck a vehicle, and firefighters found the car on its side with three people, including two adults and an infant, trapped inside.

Crews used extrication tools to get the victims out.

One adult was taken to a trauma hospital, and the other adult and infant were taken to another hospital. Their conditions are unknown.

Borroto said the crash occurred on a Florida East Coast Railway track and all train traffic in the area was stopped.

Exclusive video from WPTV Chopper 5 showed the white sedan smashed up with its roof sheared off, lying on its side just feet from the train tracks.

The freight train, which was stopped on the tracks, said "U.S. Sugar" on the side of the locomotive.

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