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Woman, toddler hurt after Amtrak train collides with SUV in Warrensburg


A 42-year-old woman and her 3-year-old granddaughter were seriously hurt when their SUV was hit by a train.

The Amtrak train was just getting up to full speed, heading east toward Sedalia when it hit the SUV on the driver's side.

The accident happened about 5:30 p.m. Sunday near East Market and North Mitchell Street.  The car was tossed into its side after the collision.

Rebecca Langner, of Warrensburg, was transported by helicopter to Children's Mercy where she is in intensive care. Her grandmother, Catherine M. Downing, also of Warrensburg, has undergone surgery at Truman Hospital. Both are listed in serious condition.

Friends of the family said that the crossing gates may have hesitated to come down and the driver didn't see the train coming.

However, emergency responders said the investigation so far shows that the crossing gates were working. The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating.

Neighbors came running out when they heard the sounds of the crash.

"Sounded like a big bang, like a truck going over the tracks and bottoming out. We heard that bang and then we heard the police sirens and fire truck stop," neighbor Doug Frazelle said.

Emergency responders said the Amtrak train had about 160 passengers on it, who stayed on the train until they were able to move it back to the station.

No one on the train was injured.

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