TENINO, Wash. - A car with three people inside was sideswiped by an Amtrak train and knocked on its side Saturday afternoon at a rural crossing near the town of Tenino, Thurston County officials said.
All three of the passengers were taken to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
Deputies responded to the scene, a railroad crossing near McDuff Road, after receiving a report about the crash, said Lt. Greg Elwin of the Thurston County Sheriff's Office.
He said the car apparently was trying to turn around in a private drive at the railroad crossing as the Amtrak train was approaching. The train was unable to stop. It sideswiped the car, knocking it over onto its side.
Rescue personnel arrived on scene and were able to get the passengers out of the vehicle. They were taken by ambulance to the hospital.
Amtrak service is disrupted as a result of the accident, but officials were unable to say for how long.