Another Passenger Train Derailment
An Amtrak train derailed Monday in Halifax County at the intersection of U.S. Highway 301 and N.C. Highway 903. The Daily Herald in Roanoke Rapids reported that the train collided with a transfer truck, and the train's engine was on its side. The other cars remained upright. Charlotte Story, a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, was riding in the seventh car on the train, which was heading from Charlotte to New York. She said many people had what appeared to be minor injuries.Today's incident is the latest in a recent spate of passenger and freight train derailments, some of which have resulted in explosions, deaths and many injuries.