Amtrak train hits car in New Buffalo

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NEW BUFFALO, Mich. (WOOD) — An Amtrak train headed to Grand Rapids struck a car Monday evening.

An Amtrak spokesman said that the Pere Marquette train hit a car on the tracks around 7:20 p.m. in New Buffalo in Berrien County.

Stan Vander Roest, a passenger on the train, told 24 Hour News 8 the driver of the car was apparently coherent, but that the vehicle sustained heavy damage. Part of the car hit the train window, shattering it, Vander Roest said.

The Amtrak spokesperson said there were 152 passengers on the train. No passengers and no staff members were hurt.

As of 8:20 p.m., the train was still in New Buffalo as police investigated, the spokesman said.

The train was not expected to arrive in Grand Rapids until after midnight.


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