ROXBURY, Vt. — A hospital official says six people are in the emergency room after an Amtrak train derailed in Vermont Monday morning when it apparently hit rocks on the track.

Central Vermont Medical Center CEO Judy Tartaglia says the patients have injuries that are not life-threatening. They include neck, back and shoulder pain, lightheadedness and a wrist injury. She says she doesn’t expect more patients.

Amtrak says the Vermonter train from St. Albans, Vermont, to Washington, D.C., derailed near Roxbury, about 20 miles southwest of Montpelier. The railroad says the train “reportedly” struck a rock slide on the tracks.

Federal investigators are en route to the site.

Montpelier Fire Department spokeswoman Dana Huoppi told WPTZ-TV: “There are some people that are shaken up, but it sounds like they are only going to transport four by ambulance at this time.”

The 13-hour, 45-minute daily trip begins in St. Albans in northern Vermont. The route passes through cities including Burlington, Vermont, Springfield, Massachusetts, and New York, with D.C. as the final destination.

Vermont State Police and local fire and rescue agencies responded to the derailment, and numerous emergency vehicles were at the scene.

At least several dozen passengers were loaded onto school buses to be taken to an armory near nearby Norwich University.


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