Train hits runaway horse, buggy; no passengers injured


ABBOTSTOWN, Pa. (AP) – Authorities say an Amtrak train struck a runaway horse and buggy in Lancaster County, but no one aboard the train was injured.

The empty buggy reportedly got stuck on the tracks Friday night in the area of Rail Road Avenue and Route 30 in Paradise Township.

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