THREE people are hospitalized after multiple train cars overturned and ended up submerged in water following a derailment near a creek.
The derailment happened near Freeport Road near Little Deer Creek in Harmar Township,, on Thursday afternoon.
In total, 17 train cars from the Norfolk Southern company derailed in the horrific incident, according to.
Photos from the scene showed several train cars overturned and submerged into Little Deer Creek, a tributary to the Allegheny River.
Officials told the outlet a heavy constriction vehicle was crossing the tracks when it was hit with the train.
A waterline for Harmar Township was reportedly broken in the accident.
A railroad bridge was also crushed in the derailment.
It’s unknown what the train was carrying, but the outlet reports a liquid leaking from the convoy.
The driver of the constriction vehicle and the two operators of the train were all transported to a local hospital for treatment, Action News 4 reported.
Their condition wasn’t immediately known.
Multiple first responders are on scene, including water rescue boats assessing the damage.
Freeport Road is closed in both directions between Hulton Bridge and Guys Run Road due to the crash.
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