While everyone was discussing yogurt and boxed lunches, this occurred. The Keystone Corridor is largely sealed but this private crossing remains.
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5 people injured after Amtrak train strikes tractor at Rapho Township crossing
Several people were injured after an Amtrak train hit a tractor in a Rapho Township crossing Tuesday morning.
The crash happened two miles east of the Mount Joy station at Bender's Crossing, at 10:32 a.m., according to Amtrak spokeswoman Beth Toll.The farm tractor was upended by the train, according to Lancaster County-Wide Communications dispatch reports. Debris was scattered on the track
This link has a video which shows the aftermath.
RAPHO TOWNSHIP, LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. -- The Amtrak Police Department is investigating a train crash out of Lancaster County tonight.
Authorities say a train struck a farm tractor that was on the tracks this morning.After hearing about the incident, some people in Rapho Township worried what might have happened to the driver.
A Deputy Fire Chief who responded to the crash says the driver only suffered a minor head injury."It could’ve been a lot worse," said Jason Sauder, the Deputy Fire Chief of West Hempfield Township Fire Department.
Sauder responded to the crash."With my background, with what I do, it makes your adrenaline rush a little more because it sort of hits home," he explained.
Hitting home because Sauder is both a volunteer firefighter and a farmer himself.
I thought PTC(ACSES), inward facing cameras and outward facing cameras were supposed to fix all of these issues. ...withdrawn!!