Injuries reported after freight train derailed near Pittsburgh

A freight train derailed in western Pennsylvania Thursday afternoon, injuring several people and throwing several railcars into a tributary of the Allegheny River.

The accident happened when the Norfolk Southern train collided with a heavy constriction vehicle that was crossing the tracks near a sewage treatment plant in Harmar Township, outside Pittsburgh, according to WTAE-TV.

The impact derailed 17 cars, throwing some of them into Little Deer Creek near the mouth of the mighty Allegheny, the station said.

Two train drivers and the driver of the construction vehicle were transported from the scene of the accident for medical treatment. The severity of her injuries was unclear.

A water pipe was damaged in the accident and will be repaired, officials at the outlet said.

A freight train derailed in western Pennsylvania
Some wagons crashed into Little Deer Creek.
WTAE

Footage from the scene showed liquid leaking from the train into the waterway, which a witness said appeared to have leaked from a pipe that ruptured in the incident.

https://nypost.com/2022/05/26/injuries-reported-after-freight-train-derails-near-pittsburgh/ Injuries reported after freight train derailed near Pittsburgh

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