A semitruck in Oklahoma got stuck on a train track Friday night, causing an Amtrak train unable to stop to smash into the vehicle. In this March 11, 2013 photo, the Amtrak Vermonter heads south in Middlesex, Vt. (AP File) Toby Talbot

Amtrak train crashes into Oklahoma truck stuck on track

Asher Notheis October 17, 06:12 PM October 17, 06:12 PM

A semitruck in Oklahoma got stuck on a train track Friday night, causing an Amtrak train unable to stop to smash into the vehicle.

The crash was recorded on video by a bystander and shows the train blowing its whistle just before crashing into the semi. The semi was apparently stuck on the track due to its height and was weighed down with multiple cars, according to ABC News.

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“There were some injured passengers on the train, and the driver of the semi and his dog are shaken up but everyone is alive,” the Love County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.

A total of 110 passengers and crew members were onboard the Amtrak train when it crashed into the semi, with five of them transported to two area hospitals. The five passengers had experienced non-life-threatening injuries from the crash, with all patients involved in the incident released later on, according to the outlet.

The sheriff’s office posted several photos of the crash on Saturday, reminding drivers to pay attention to all traffic signs and to be aware of their surroundings.

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Amtrak has experienced several accidents in the last few weeks. A shooting on Oct. 4 aboard an Amtrak train in Arizona left one U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration officer killed and two Tuscon Police Department officers injured. Another Amtrak train in Montana got derailed on Sept. 25, resulting in the death of three individuals on board.

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