Terror On The Tracks: Train Carrying Lawmakers Crashes In West Virginia

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It is entirely too freaky for words. The morning after President Donald J. Trump delivered a triumphant State of the Union speech outlining the vast successes of his first year in office, a special charter train carrying members of the Republican Party to their annual retreat at the Greenbriar Hotel collided with a garbage truck that was sitting on the tracks outside of Charlottesville, Virginia.

Lawmakers without injury were quick to send messages out via social media. Several talked about their own situations and those of their spouses, and children.

As of this writing there are few injuries to report, the most serious were to the three people in the truck, one of whom is reported to have died. Several of the 200 or so members of Congress on the train were physicians, and were assisting those in need going so far as to pry open the train door to help the people in the cab of the truck.

Amtrak released a brief statement saying the train “came into contact” with the vehicle.

“There are no reported injuries to passengers or crew members. Local law enforcement is investigating the incident and crews are inspecting the equipment for damage,” Amtrak spokeswoman Kimberly Woods said in a statement.

According to Representative Pete Sessions via a call into Fox News approximately 10-20 people on the train needed medical attention. Senator Rand Paul was on the couch during the show “Outnumbered” and mentioned the need to determine who was on blood thinners when evaluating head injuries as the impact, which was completely unexpected and did not derail the train. That was being addressed, Rep. Sessions assured him, as most injuries appeared to be of the whiplash and head variety.

All reports claim the president was made aware of the crash almost immediately.

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., was on the train but is fine, Fox News is told. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Wis., was not on the train.

This crash comes not just while GOP accomplishments are in the limelight, but ahead of the much anticipated release of a memo written by Rep. Devin Nunes that outlines some sort of danger to the Republic. Those who have read it have said it will shake the nation to its core. It has been declassified and is slated for release by the White House at any time.

While this piece was under construction, the decision was made to use one engine that was undamaged and did not derail with all who could travel to Charlottesville for transfer to other modes of transportation.

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A resident of Flyover Country, Cultural Limits is a rare creature in American Conservatism - committed to not just small government, Christianity and traditional social roles, but non-profits and high arts and culture. Watching politics, observing human behavior and writing are all long-time interests. In her other life, CL writes romance novels under her nom de plume, Patricia Holden (@PatriciaHoldenAuthor on Facebook), and crochets like a mad woman (designs can be found on Facebook @BohemianFlairCrochet and on Pinterest on the Bohemian Flair Crochet board). In religion, CL is Catholic; in work, the jill of all trades when it comes to fundraising software manipulation and event planning; in play, a classically trained soprano and proud citizen of Cardinal Nation, although, during hockey season, Bleeds Blue. She lives in the Mid-Mississippi River Valley with family and two cute and charming tyrants...make that toy dogs.