Music City Star hits dump truck in Hermitage

9:59 AM, Jul 23, 2013   |    comments
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Update: 9:55 a.m.

Written by Adam Tamburin, The Tennessean

A Music City Star train carrying more than 200 people collided with a dump truck this morning in Hermitage, police said.

The passengers have been taken by another train and no injuries were reported for the passengers.

The truck driver was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for treatment of injuries that do not appear to be life threatening, according to police.

The train engineer reports that the dump truck was crossing the tracks on private property when it stopped for an unknown reason.

The train was unable to stop and collided with a dump truck, essentially demolishing the truck's hood.

The train sustained minimal damage and will be taken to Lebanon for assessment.

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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - The driver of a dump truck was taken to the hospital Tuesday morning after his vehicle and a Music City Star commuter train collided in Hermitage.

The crash occurred around 7:15 a.m. near Vulcan Materials Company located on Old Hickory Boulevard.

There were about 200 people onboard at the time of the crash. Officials are sending another train to the site to offload the passengers.

Nobody on the train was hurt.

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