Seven People Injured in a Train-Car Accident in Goose Creek, South Carolina (SC)
GOOSE CREEK, SC – According to a news report published on wbtw.com, the Goose Creek Police Department has provided the public with an update concerning the severe accident involving a train and a passenger vehicle in Goose Creek, South Carolina.* The collision occurred around 10:35 pm on Saturday, January 9, 2021. The crash location was at the intersection of US Highway 52 and Red Bank Road in Goose Creek, South Carolina.
According to law enforcement officers, as they and the first responders arrived at the scene of the accident, they discovered an Amtrak train had collided with a GMC Sierra pickup truck.
As law enforcement investigators performed their preliminary investigation and interviewed eyewitnesses, they believe the railroad traffic safety arms were in the down position and that the GMC Sierra pickup truck was attempting to drive around the railroad traffic safety arms.
The accident report states that five juveniles and two adult females were inside the GMC Sierra pickup truck at the time of the collision. Three of the GMC Sierra pickup truck occupants were thrown from the vehicle. Six of the GMC Sierra pickup truck's occupants were taken to local area hospitals by an EMS. The seventh accident victim was transported to a local hospital by family members.
The Goose Creek Police Department states that two of the young children are listed in critical medical condition. The rest of the adults and children are in stable medical condition.
The Goose Creek Police Department is conducting the accident investigation. There have been no news reports concerning the issuance of traffic citations, and no filing of criminal charges has been reported at this time.
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