2 transported after Amtrak train crashes into car in Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Two people were transported to the hospital after an Amtrak train collided with a car Tuesday afternoon, Birmingham Fire Capt. Watson tells CBS 42.

According to Watson, the two victims appeared alert and visibly uninjured as they were transported to the hospital for treatment.

“We did transport them to the trauma center at UAB just because there are possibly internal damage or injuries to these people… To play it safe,” Watson explained.

The collision happened at the crossing near Jefferson Ave and Alameda Ave in Birmingham. 

Watson says the train was going approximately 80 miles per hour at the time of the collision, and the rear portion of the vehicle was struck by the train. 

The cause of the crash remains under investigation. CBS 42 will update this story as we learn more. 

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