CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — An Amtrak official says more than 30 people have been transported to hospitals with injuries following a crash and derailment of an Amtrak train just outside of Philadelphia.
Spokesman Mike Tolbert said the injuries are not considered life-threatening.
Service on the Northeast Corridor between New York and Philadelphia remains suspended. Service between Wilmington, Delaware, and Philadelphia is suspended until the afternoon.
Train 89 was heading from New York to Savannah, Georgia, when it struck a backhoe that was on the track in Chester, Pennsylvania, about 15 miles from Philadelphia around 8 a.m. The impact derailed the lead engine of the train.
Tolbert said about 333 passengers and seven crew members were on the train.
Local emergency responders are on the scene and the crash is being investigated.