Train Accident In Brunswick Wednesday Afternoon

One person was taken to the hospital.

Brunswick, Md. (KM) – Emergency personnel from Frederick, Washington and Jefferson Counties were dispatched to the Brunswick MARC station at 201 Maple Avenue on Wednesday afternoon for a train accident.

Frederick County Fire and Rescue says a tractor trailer was stopped at the tracks at a railroad crossing near the station due to backed up traffic when an Amtrak train approached. The tractor trailer was struck by the train;  and that pushed the big rig into a passenger truck and then that vehicle hit a building. . The driver of the passenger truck was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The 140 passengers on the Amtrak train, the driver of the tractor trailer and an occupant in the passenger truck refused treatment, fire officials say.

By Kevin McManus