Updated: Tuesday, 18 Jan 2011, 12:57 PM EST
Published : Tuesday, 18 Jan 2011, 7:37 AM EST
Wallingford, Conn. (WTNH) - An Amtrak train crashed into a FedEx truck at a crossing in Wallingford Tuesday morning, but no one was injured.
The incident happened at 7:22 a.m. at the crossing of Toelles Road and Route 5 near the Wharton Brook Connector to I-91.
According to an Amtrak spokesperson, Amtrak train #141 was heading from Springfield, Mass. to Washington D.C. when it hit the truck. A picture from News 8 photographer George Roelofsen shows a severely damaged trailer from a tandem truck. Packages are strewn over the ground and falling out the back of the trailer.
According to authorities, the truck got stuck on the tracks. Police were able to get the driver out in time before the train hit and alert Amtrak of the obstruction.
"At the time of the impact the driver was out of the vehicle," Capt. Edward Butkus, Wallingford Fire Department said. "He was uninjured."
The train was going at a low speed at the time of the crash, police and fire officials said, and the train was able to stop shortly after the impact.
There were about 90 passengers on board. No one was hurt, and as a matter of fact, some passengers didn't even know there was an accident.
"I noticed absolutely nothing. I was sleeping in the last car and someone had to come and wake me and tell me that we hit a truck," said Herb Blank of Manchester.
The passengers were off-loaded to waiting buses, while workers cleared the debris. The train will have to be inspected before it can get moving again.