PLANT CITY, Fla. – An Amtrak passenger train derailed Tuesday after colliding with a truck on the tracks east of Tampa, authorities said.
The condition of the driver was not immediately known.
Romero said all 33 train cars derailed after the collision, but all the cars remained upright.
It was the second time in as many days that an Amtrak train collided with a vehicle in the area. Four people in a car were killed Monday when the driver ignored crossing barriers and drove into the path of a Miami-to-New York Amtrak train carrying 161 passengers in Lakeland.
Romero said the train Tuesday struck a concrete truck, but initial reports from Hillsborough Fire Rescue said it was a pickup truck.