Congressman Steve Knight, R-Palmdale, and his wife, Lily, were on a train that crashed into a garbage truck Wednesday morning, but he was uninjured, officials said.
“We’re still trying to gather details on what happened,” according to Chris Jusuf, a spokesman for Knight. “First responders are responding to the injuries right now.
“Steve and Lily are safe,” he added. “They were on the train but they’re not hurt right now.”
Amtrak officials said the train originating from Washington came into contact with a truck that was on the tracks at 11:20 a.m. local time in Crozet, Va., about three hours southwest of Washington.
“Two Amtrak crew members and two passengers were transported to a local hospital with minor injuries. Local law enforcement is investigating the incident,” said Amtrak spokesperson Kimberly Woods.
Lily Knight, who’s a registered nurse, is reportedly treating victims on the scene, according to several sources.
Knight tweeted out a statement shortly after the crash:
“Lily and I were on the train that crashed this morning. We are safe and uninjured. First responders are currently treating those who are hurt. Please keep the victims in your prayers. ”
Lily and I were on the train that crashed this morning. We are safe and uninjured. First responders are currently treating those who are hurt. Please keep the victims in your prayers.
— Rep. Steve Knight (@SteveKnight25) January 31, 2018
BREAKING: Train carrying GOP members of Congress to retreat hits trash truck
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) January 31, 2018
Getting regular updates on the Amtrak crash involving members of Congress and their families. Praying for all involved & grateful for the swift action of first responders. @POTUS and I will continue to monitor closely. I’m heading to WV later today.
— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) January 31, 2018
Amanda and I are on the train carrying GOP members to our annual retreat that just had an accident. We are okay, but please join us in praying for those injured and their families.
— Jim Banks (@RepJimBanks) January 31, 2018
I am on the train, and I am okay. Praying for others involved.
— Congressman Robert Pittenger (@RepPittenger) January 31, 2018
I am on train to GOP Conference, I am ok. https://t.co/UGtrLi8szJ
— Daniel Webster (@RepWebster) January 31, 2018
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