SunRail train carrying 46 hits SUV in Orange County, fire rescue says

Crash occurred on East Lancaster Road, South Orange Avenue

A SunRail train carrying 46 passengers hit an SUV along the train tracks in Orange County. (Orange County Fire Rescue)

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – A SunRail train carrying 46 people hit an SUV on East Lancaster Road near South Orange Avenue, according to Orange County Fire Rescue.

Fire rescue shared photos of the collision in a tweet, saying passengers on the train were uninjured.

Florida Highway Patrol does not say why the driver stayed on the tracks. They say the 2007 GMC Yukon was stopped on the tracks when the railroad crossing arms descended so that one crossing arm struck the front of the vehicle. The SUV failed to move before the train struck the rear passenger side.

The driver of the vehicle was transported to the Orlando Regional Medical Center to be treated for minor injuries.

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Items inside the SUV flew out of the vehicle because of the impact. A pedestrian standing in a nearby parking lot was struck by a black jump box from the vehicle. That person sustained minor injuries and was treated at the scene.

FHP is still investigating.

Fire rescue and SunRail officials warned drivers to not stop on the train tracks and to stop, look and listen while driving.

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