A train carrying republican lawmakers hit a garbage truck in Virginia.
A U.S. national railway train near charlottesville, va., carried house and senate republicans in an annual retreat in West Virginia to attack a garbage truck.
At least one person was killed, according to a statement released by White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
At the university of Virginia medical center on Wednesday night to update the injured: “a patient’s condition is very critical, a patient is in good condition, three of the patients undergoing evaluation, a patient has been discharged from hospital.”
President trump said he spoke to house speaker Paul Ryan. “The train crash was a difficult, huge jolt,” trump told reporters. “We don’t know enough about what’s going on, but it’s a truck, it’s a very fast train, and we’re going to get a complete report, and the truck is dead. ”
The people killed in the crash were a passenger on a truck, the Associated Press reported. The driver and another passenger were seriously injured.
Amtrak said in a statement that the train “was in contact with a truck in Crozet, Virginia, at 11:20 a.m. It said two Amtrak crew members and three passengers were taken to a local hospital and described as minor injuries. It says the national transportation safety board is investigating.
Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona told CNN he was getting on and off the train near the front line. He said one person was “dead” and the other was “very bad”. Flake added: “I hope he survives.”
Flake said the other man was not seriously injured and could walk to the ambulance.
Flake said he wasn’t sure if the injured or dead were in the cab of the truck, or if they were behind.
The doctor R – La. Senator Bill Cassidy tweeted that he helped patients until emergency medical technicians appeared.
Greg Walden, a representative from Oregon, wrote: “we were fine, but our train crashed into a garbage truck. “Members who have received medical training are assisting truck drivers.”
Republican Congressman white springs Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia (Greenbrier Resort mixes), for a three-day strategic adjustment, focus on their policy agenda and the medium-term agenda this year. They are scheduled to hear the vice President’s speech Thursday night, followed by Mr. Trump’s speech.
After the crash, the train returned to charlottesville, va., and lawmakers boarded the bus to continue the journey.
Ryan, Wisconsin, choo-choo is “a terrible tragedy,” adding, “we pray for the victims and their families.”
The institute said the programme would now include a moment of prayer for people involved in the accident, as well as security briefings from the sergeants and the Capitol police.