March 14, 1990 |
An engine pulling freight cars rammed an Amtrak train that was stopped at a station Tuesday, injuring 31 people, officials said. Amtrak's 19-car Silver Meteor, which runs from Florida to New York City, was about to depart with 471 passengers when it was hit by the engine, which was pulling 96 freight cars. Three of the passenger train coaches derailed. Police Capt. Larry Wells said that 31 people were treated at hospitals and were discharged.