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Amtrak employee in golf cart struck by train at Union Station

Officials said an Amtrak employee was injured after being struck by a train at Union Station.

D.C. Fire spokesman Vito Maggiolo said the incident happened around 5 a.m. Thursday when rescuers got a call for “an injured person.” When firefighters arrived, he said, they found that an Amtrak employee was in a golf cart “used to transport baggage” and was struck by a train.

The employee was taken to an area trauma center, Maggiolo said. The extent of the employee’s injuries was not immediately known, officials said.

Kimberly Woods, a spokeswoman for Amtrak, said in an email that the train had 21 passengers onboard at the time of the incident. None of the passengers or crew on the train were hurt, she said.

She said passengers were put on another train.

The incident is under investigation, and it was not immediately clear how the train hit the golf cart.

This article originally appeared on The Washington Post

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