Last Friday, a logging truck collided into a passenger train in the mountains of West Virginia. Sadly, this passenger train was carrying a number of people for a scenic tour that allowed them to travel through the mountains enjoying the towns peak fall foliage season. As a result of the collision, two of the rail cars were forced onto their sides from the impact, injuring 24 victims and killing one.
The local hospital, Davis Memorial Hospital in Elkins, told reporters that they treated 24 people in the emergency room after the crash, though dozens were taken to the hospital originally to be examined. At this time there are three victims who were admitted into the hospital for further treatments, two of which are deemed to be in serious condition.
Investigators claim that the cause of the train and truck collision is unknown at this time, though many reports claim the accident scene to have been chaotic when the incident first occurred. Due to the collision, a number of logs were dispersed throughout the road where the accident happened as the first responders and firefighters sought to put out the flames of the overturned train cars.
According to the Randolph County emergency services director Jim Wise, where the accident occurred where the train track and the U.S. 250 cross at the mountain top. As far as he can recall, this area has never experienced an incident in recent history.
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