OMAHA — An Amtrak passenger train that apparently ran a red signal collided with a Burlington Northern freight train Thursday, slightly injuring 13 people, authorities said.
Angela Sullivan, a spokeswoman for the Federal Railroad Administration in Washington, said an Amtrak crew member told investigators that the passenger train ran the signal.
It was the second Amtrak accident in less than a week. An Amtrak train carrying 160 people slammed into a work vehicle on tracks outside Philadelphia last Friday, injuring 25 people.
The train that derailed Thursday had about 190 passengers and originated in Oakland. It had just left Omaha for Chicago when the accident occurred, a ticket agent said.