Vermont train accident victims released from hospital

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MONTPELIER Vt. — All the victims of Monday’s Amtrak accident have been released from the hospital.

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin said the seven people injured had been released.


The Vermonter train heading  toward Connecticut derailed Monday morning in a town just south of Montpelier after it apparently hit rocks on the track.

Central Vermont Medical Center CEO Judy Tartaglia says the patients had injuries that are not life-threatening. They included neck, back and shoulder pain, light-headedness and a wrist injury. The train–which was headed from St. Albans, Vermont to Washington, partially derailed, according to Amtrak. Reportedly, the derailment occurred after the train struck a rock slide on the tracks. At least two cars went off the track and over an embankment.

Train 55, also known as the Vermonter, travels from Vermont into Connecticut, before making stops in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and DC.

Through Wednesday, the Train 55 route will originate in Springfield, Massachusetts and head south to Washington, while Train 56, which travels north from Washington, will end its service in Springfield, Massachusetts. Alternate transportation will be provided for the remainder of the trips.