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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Train carrying members of Congress hits truck in Virginia

A train carrying members of Congress heading to a retreat in West Virginia has hit a truck, Republican lawmakers have said.

A chartered train carrying dozens of GOP lawmakers to a Republican retreat in West Virginia struck a garbage truck south of Charlottesville on Wednesday.

No lawmakers were believed injured, but it at least one person in the truck was said to be seriously injured.

The train hit a garbage truck, Rep. Roger Marshall tweeted.

Photos shared on Twitter from the scene also show what appeared to be a damaged trash truck and trash littering the sides of the train tracks.

Marshall, a Kansas Republican, was among the GOP members of Congress headed to the Greenbrier resort in White Sulfur Springs for a three-day issues retreat featuring appearances by President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.

“We’re fine, but our train hit a garbage truck. Members with medical training are assisting the drivers of the truck,” Rep. Greg Walden, R-Oregon, wrote on Twitter.

Albemarle County police said they were called to the scene of a crash involving a train and a vehicle in Crozet.



Anonymous said...

Geeeez!! Private train to very expensive place. "retreat" is another name of rip-off on tax payers pockets.

Anonymous said...

I hope the garbage truck driver was not a democrat. He'll try to find a way to blame and sue Trump or all Republicans!

Anonymous said...

My ancestors were from White Sulfur Springs, Greenbrier County, Va./WVa. and one of one of them attended VMI during the Civil War. He also was one of the famed Cadets who fought at the Battle of New Market for the Confederacy. I am so proud of that ancestor.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Geeeez!! Private train to very expensive place. "retreat" is another name of rip-off on tax payers pockets.

January 31, 2018 at 1:45 PM

B.F.D.! You must be a Democrat pretending you are outraged because some Republicans went on a retreat. Oh, the President has his own plane. Oh, Governor Hogan has his own MSP guards and drives all over the state in a state-owned SUV. Oh, Big F'ng Deal. That is part of the job and has been going on for many years. If you don't like it then run for Congress and try to get it changed.

Anonymous said...

Two loads of crap involved in an accident.

Anonymous said...

Another ambush by Democrats ???