The Fire Department in East Kingston, New Hampshire is now responding to a collision involving an Amtrak train and an automobile which became incapacitated on the tracks.
Firefighters say the incident occurred at around 5 PM when the driver mistakenly turned onto the train tracks then the car became stuck.
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Fortunately the driver abandoned the vehicle to go and find help when the train collided with her car, and there were no injuries.
According to the driver, she's not from the area and was using GPS to find her location when her car quit running right on the tracks.
Fire Chief Ed Warren says he's “extremely grateful that nobody was hurt.”
Amtrak has yet to survey the extent of the damage to their passenger train, which was traveling from Portland, Maine into Boston at the time of the collision.
All 56 passengers aboard the Amtrak train were reportedly uninjured in the collision.
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