Alabama Congressmen Involved in Train Accident


Alabama Congressman Mike Rogers of Saks is among the lawmakers on a train that collided with a garbage truck earlier today in Virginia. According to tweets immediately after the accident, Congressman Rogers and Congressman Robert Aderholt were both on the train with their wives,’ but none of them were injured.

The collision took place around 11:20 a.m. in Crozet, about 125 miles southwest of Washington.The driver of the garbage truck was killed. Authorities have not given any details on the cause of the wreck, which happened at a crossing protected by gates, flashing lights, bells and warning signs.

The train was carrying Republican lawmakers to a policy retreat in the countryside. After the incident, the lawmakers boarded busses and continued onto their destination.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash.

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