An Amtrak passenger train collided with a semi hauling 65,000 pounds of paper pulp this morning in Aurora, Oregon.
An Amtrak train has collided with a semi truck Aurora; police say no significant injuries (photo tika marie via twitter) pic.twitter.com/FpV3XHACfO
— KGW News (@KGWNews) November 7, 2016
The crash happened around 7:30 a.m. at the intersection of Ehlen Road and 1st Street when heavy traffic forced the truck to stop on the train tracks. The northbound train hit the trailer of the truck at about 35 m.p.h., spilling the paper pulp.
There were no serious injuries reported to either the truck driver or any of the 43 passengers on the train.
Thankfully no injuries in today’s train crash. Train will continue on but semi will remain until 65000 pounds of paper pulp can be moved. pic.twitter.com/U6KcvhEq5C
— Marion Co. Sheriff (@MCSOInTheKnow) November 7, 2016