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Friday, September 17, 2010

CSW BREAKING: Amtrak Train Strikes Car Near Pleasant Hill MO

Cass County Sheriff and Pleasant Hill Fire crews have confirmed that an Amtrak train has struck a van just north of Missouri (M) 58 on Beattie Road- southeast of Pleasant Hill.

The driver is reported to be the only occupant- and emergency crews reported that driver was out of the vehicle but injured  when they arrived just before 5 p.m..

The Amtrak train- as well as other trains on that line- have been stopped while an investigation (driver fails to yield to train) begins.

I'll report back here if the driver's injuries are serious.

Here's the wrap of this story...

The "57-year-old male driver" of the van suffered non life-threatening injuries- according to a medic with the Pleasant Hill FD-EMS and that patient was transported to a Kansas City MO hospital.

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