Cattle Truck Struck by Amtrak Train in Rural Kansas
Thankfully, no people were seriously harmed on Thursday morning when an Amtrak train collided with a livestock carrier. The incident happened in rural eastern Kansas near the small town of Reading. A few of the Amtrak crew members sustained minor cuts and bruises, but none of the 211 passengers headed from Los Angeles to Chicago had any major injuries.
Unfortunately, as the photos show, many of the cattle were fatally injured and the trailer was completely mangled and torn down the center. Scanner traffic indicates personnel are recruiting cowboys from a cattle pen at Road 210 to help round up loose cattle from the accident. "There are live cattle strewn all over... going up and down the tracks."