• Woman, infant hospitalized after train hits car in Taft


    ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - A woman and infant were hospitalized after an accident involving a train and a car in the Taft area of Orange County Monday afternoon.

    Troopers said a small car carrying three people was struck by the Amtrak train when the car's driver went around the lowered crossing arms on Orange Avenue near Fourth Street.

    According to troopers, the woman was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center and her baby, who was ejected from the car, was taken to Arnold Palmer Hospital.

    Both were reported to be in stable condition.

    The woman's husband was driving the car, authorities said. He's being cited for going around a downed crossing arm and for not having his child properly restrained, troopers said.

    Amtrak officials said there were more than 100 people on the train. One person on the train suffered a minor injury but did not require hospitalization.

    There was no serious damage to the train and Amtrak officials expected the train to resume its journey.

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