Rep. Steve Knight, R-Palmdale, was among the lawmakers on an Amtrak train that crashed Wednesday in Virginia, but he said he and his wife were both uninjured.
“Lily and I were on the train that crashed this morning,” Knight wrote on his Twitter page shortly after the crash, which occurred around 8:20 a.m. California time in Crozet, Virginia.
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“We are safe and uninjured,” he wrote. “First responders are currently treating those who are hurt. Please keep the victims in your prayers.”
Some reports indicated that Lily Knight, a nurse, was helping to treat people at the scene.
One person was killed in the crash that involved the Amtrak train and a truck. Nobody on the train was believed to have been seriously hurt, although at least four people were taken to hospitals with minor injuries.
The train was carrying Republican lawmakers to a retreat at the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulpher Springs, West Virginia.
–City News Service