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SunRail train strikes car after driver mistakenly turns onto tracks in Orange County

Wreck causes delays, cancellations for commuter rail service

A SunRail train is involved in a crash in Orange County.
A SunRail train is involved in a crash in Orange County.

ORLANDO, Fla. – A SunRail train carrying 30 passengers crashed into a car Monday morning in Orange County, causing delays and cancellations for the commuter rail service.

The crash was reported around 6:10 a.m. at Lancaster Road.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a 55-year-old woman was driving a sedan and tried to turn from Lancaster Road onto Orange Avenue. Troopers said the woman mistakenly turned onto the train tracks and her car became stuck.

The front of the train then struck the car, the FHP said.

The woman was taken to a hospital with minor injuries, troopers said.

No one aboard the train was injured.

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SunRail tweeted that six trains were canceled and others were delayed due to the crash. Full service resumed later, officials said.


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