UPDATE: An Amtrak train collided with a tractor-trailer that was stuck on the tracks while trying to make a difficult left-hand turn today in Raleigh, North Carolina. At least one of the train's cars toppled and 55 or more people were injured. The tractor-trailer had backed up several times as the truck's driver tried to make the turn, says Leslie Cipriani, who shot a video of the crash with her cellphone while sitting in her car at a stop sign. While the driver was still attempting the maneuver, Cipriani heard the sound of the oncoming train and saw the crossing arms hit the tractor-trailer. "I saw him jump out of the truck when he knew he couldn't beat it. ... I heard the train noise and thought, 'Oh my God, it's going to happen,'" she says. The truck driver jumped out in time and was not injured.
(NEWSER) – Transportation officials say 40 passengers were injured when an Amtrak train collided with a tractor-trailer that was stuck on the tracks in Halifax, North Carolina. DOT officials say 25 people were taken to Halifax Memorial Hospital by bus and 15 by ambulance after the collision, which happened about noon today. They say none of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening. A bus will take another 173 passengers who weren't injured to Richmond, Virginia.