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Amtrak Train Collides With Car, Splitting It in Half

by Elisha Fieldstadt /  / Updated 
A train collided with a car in Riverside, cutting the vehicle in half on Tuesday.
A train collided with a car in Riverside, cutting the vehicle in half on Tuesday.Lindsey Boetsch / firstcoastnews.com

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An Amtrak train crashed into a car in Florida on Tuesday, splitting it in half, authorities said — and, amazingly, all three people in the vehicle survived.

The car's driver and a passenger who was ejected on impact were taken to hospitals with minor injuries, said Lt. Richard Elkins with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. Elkins added that the passenger suffered road burns. A third person in the car was not injured.

Kimberly Woods, an Amtrak spokeswoman, said 171 passengers were on the train when it struck the car in Riverside, about six miles from Jacksonville, around 11 a.m. ET. None of the passengers on board were injured, and they will be on their way to Miami as once authorities release the train, Woods said.

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