2 women, 5 children taken to hospital after train vs. truck crash
GOOSE CREEK, S.C. (WCSC) - The Goose Creek Police Department says seven people were taken to the hospital after a serious accident involving an Amtrak train and a pickup truck Saturday night.
Traffic was backed up in Berkeley County because of that crash, holding company CSX Corporation says.
Amtrak says the crash happened at around 10:32 p.m. Saturday night near the intersection of Highway 52 and Red Bank Road in Goose Creek.
They say the train was suspended after it came into contact with an occupied vehicle that was on the track.
The Goose Creek Police Department says they responded to the scene at around 10:34 p.m.
Upon arrival to the scene, they say they learned that an Amtrak train had struck a GMC Sierra pickup truck.
After further investigation, the police department determined that the truck had driven around the safety arms, which were in the down position.
Police say there were two women and five children in the truck. They say three of them were ejected from the collision.
Reports say six of them were transported by EMS to local area hospitals and family members took the seventh person to the hospital.
As of 11:17 a.m. Sunday, police say two of the children are considered to be in critical condition.
CSX says Goose Creek Police and Berkeley County emergency responders were on the scene.
The Goose Creek Police Department is investigating the incident.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
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