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.
🚨Train vs Vehicle Accident 🚨— PBC Fire Rescue (@PBCFR) August 7, 2020
Runyon Village/State Rd 15@PBCFR on location, patients trapped inside the vehicle, #extrication started, #tramaheli responding to scene, Glades Cmd pic.twitter.com/hLAe5i8WKI
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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