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Florida train hits garbage truck stuck on tracks; 22 injured

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LAKE WORTH, Fla. (AP) — A train hit a garbage truck stuck on the tracks in Palm Beach County, Florida, and more than 20 people were injured.

Capt. Albert Borroto of Palm Beach Fire Rescue tells The Palm Beach Post  that none of the 22 victims were seriously injured in the crash Monday morning in Lake Worth.

Officials say the truck’s driver escaped the disabled vehicle just before the crash.

Tri-Rail spokeswoman Bonnie Arnold says trains were being turned around in both directions from the crash site, and buses were shuttling passengers between Lake Worth and Boynton Beach. Commuters were advised to seek alternative means of transportation.

Arnold says the crash caused significant damage to the tracks and signal system.

 

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