Amtrak Train Collides With Car; 5 Month Old Ejected

A child and a woman were taken to the hospital after an Amtrak train and a car collided in Taft on Monday afternoon.

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According to Florida Highway Patrol, the railroad crossing arm bar was down at Fourth Avenue near Orange Avenue, and lights were flashing as the train approached the intersection.

Witnesses said the driver, identified as Herode Lubin, 41, drove around the crossing bar and onto the tracks.

The train hit the rear of the vehicle, and a 5-month old child inside the vehicle was ejected. The child was taken to Arnold Palmer Hospital with minor injuries.

A passenger inside the vehicle was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center with minor injuries.

Forty five passengers were on board the train.

Charges are pending against the driver.

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