Amtrak-Car Crashes In Van Buren & Berrien Counties

Posted at 10:52 AM, Feb 17, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-17 19:28:51-05

BANGOR, Mich. — Amtrak trains were delayed by two area train-car collisions Saturday.

An Amtrak spokesman told FOX 17 NEWS that the most recent occurred at 8:10 p.m. Saturday when  a car drove into the side of an Amtrak train nine miles from Bangor in northern Van Buren County. The train was en route to Holland and was delayed for 1 hour and 32 minutes.

There were no injuries in that incident.

That followed an incident earlier in the day — at about 10:30 a.m. Saturday — when a different Amtrak train encountered two cars sitting on the tracks when it arrived at Buchanan in southeastern Berrien County. That train was delayed for 50 minutes.

There also were no injuries in that incident.