Amtrak train hits runaway horse, buggy in Pa.; no passengers injured

     (Toby Talbot/AP Photo, file)

    (Toby Talbot/AP Photo, file)

    Authorities say an Amtrak train struck a runaway horse and buggy in central Pennsylvania, but no one aboard the train was injured.

    The chief of the Paradise-Leaman Place fire company told WGAL-TV that the empty buggy got stuck on the tracks in Paradise Township, Lancaster.

    The eastbound Amtrak train No. 624 heading to Philadelphia struck the horse and buggy shortly after 9 p.m. Friday, destroying the buggy and killing the horse.

    Amtrak police told LNP newspapers that no injuries were reported among the approximately 90 people on board. State police said a runaway horse was reported prior to the crash.

    Emergency crews dispatched to the scene reported considerable debris scattered on the tracks. Passengers were reportedly transferred to another train.

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