NEWINGTON -- A scary moment for passengers of Amtrak train 470 after a Amtrak maintenance truck slammed into on the Hartford Line going northbound.
According to officials with the Hartford Line, the train and the tracks it’s on are out of commission for the time being until the train can be repaired and moved.
Around 11:10 a.m. Friday morning reports poured in to local authorities after the Amtrak train slammed into an Amtrak maintenance truck working on the Hartford Line.
Newington officials say when the truck was hit, it slid about a half a mile before stopping just underneath Newington avenue.
Sky 61 flew over the scene and it showed the truck wedged underneath the train
Officials tell FOX61 that they immediately took action after they arrived on-scene.
Six people reported minor injuries on the passenger train carrying more than 60 people headed to Springfield, Massachusetts from New Haven, Connecticut.
Two people were inside the maintenance truck before it was hit by the train and tell officials they saw the truck coming and immediately jumped out
On-lookers were worried about the two individuals inside the maintenance truck.
Jack Doodley said, “I don’t know what happened on the track, usually they won’t park the trucks on the tracks... I mean if it was crossing or got stuck something. Normally the railroads are pretty safe over here the personnel out there and stuff, and you know I feel bad for the engineer.”
With no major injuries reported from the accident, a second train came for the stranded passengers--- who then moved on to their final destination
Of the six people who reported minor injuries three people were transported to the hospital, according to Newington officials.
The cause of the accident is under investigation from Amtrak officials.