On Monday, an Amtrak passenger train derailed in central Vermont after hitting a debris, several people got injured in the accident, officials said.
En route from St. Albans, The train, from Vermont to Washington, got off the tracks near Roxbury, which is about 20 miles south of the state capital Montpelier, a statement released by Amtrak said.
According to passenger rail service, the derailment of Train 55 was reported to local authorities at 10:30 a.m. (1030 a.m. EDT)
Emergency crews and police went to the site, Vermont State Police spokesman Scott Waterman said.
Brian Bell, one Twitter user, posted images of a train pressed up against a pile of rocks. “Hit a rock slide,” an accompanying message said.
To the nearby hospitals, 7 passengers were transported, the rail service said there were no immediate reports of life-threatening injuries.
The passengers of the train were boarded onto buses and taken to nearby Norwich University, known as military college that acts as a Red Cross evacuation site.
Dana Huoppi, Montpelier Fire Department Lieutenant told Fox News it had five cars, and 2 of which went down an embankment.
This has occurred five months after the derailment of an Amtrak train near Philadelphia that killed at least people and injured more than 200.
After the accident that happened on May 12 it spurred U.S. authorities to push through implementation of advancement that could have stopped the tragedy but the industry of Rail has asked for an extension of a year-end deadline to maintain so-called positive train control (PTC) for at least another 3 years..
6 people were killed in February in a fiery collision between a sports utility vehicle and a Metro-North Railroad passenger train in Valhalla, which is a New York City suburb.