2 injured when Amtrak train hits car southeast of Raleigh

FOUR OAKS, NC (AP) — Authorities say two people were injured when the car they were in was struck by an Amtrak train at a grade crossing in North Carolina.

Amtrak spokeswoman Kimberly Woods says the Palmetto, which travels daily between Savannah, Georgia, and New York City, struck the car shortly after 2 on Monday afternoon.

The accident happened in the community of Four Oaks, southeast of Raleigh.

Fair Oaks police tell media outlets that two people in the car were taken to a local hospital although their injuries did not appear to be life-threatening.

There were no injuries to the crew or the 124 passengers on board the train which later continued on its way to New York.

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