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CROZET, Va.   A train carrying dozens of Republican members of Congress to a policy retreat in the countryside slammed into a garbage truck in rural Virginia on Wednesday, killing one person in the truck and sending several lawmaker doctors rushing to help the injured. At least two people in the truck were reported seriously hurt. in Crozet, about 125 miles southwest of Washington, tearing the truck in two, crumpling the nose of the locomotive and scattering trash alongside the tracks.


Arkansas Reps. Bruce Westerman and Steve Womack were among those on the train, they wrote on Twitter, and Rep. French Hill's office also confirmed he is "safe and sound."


Sen. John Boozman and his wife were also on the train and unhurt, the senator's office said.


"I am fine," Westerman said. "No one on the train was injured, as far as I know." Womack wrote that he is safe "but praying for all involved."


Rep. Rick Crawford said on Twitter that he is "fortunate enough to be safe." Crawford also posted a photo showing damage to the front of the train.


Sen. Tom Cotton's office said he was not on the train.


Westerman wrote that there were three people in the truck that was struck. The National Transportation Safety Board sent a team to investigate.


Rep. Robert Pittenger of North Carolina said he was standing at the train's refreshment stand, Wholesale Jerseys China waiting to be served a soft drink, when he felt "an enormous slam. . It was a huge jolt. We all hung on to whatever we had."


He said he looked out the window and saw a big pile of garbage, and it appeared the train had pushed the truck for a few hundred yards. The National Transportation Safety Board sent a team to investigate.


Benny Layne, on whose property the truck landed, said the crossing arms had been known to malfunction, sometimes coming down even though nba jerseys china no train was approaching. Sometimes, he said, they stayed down for hours.


He said motorists would get out of their cars to help guide other motorists around the malfunctioning arms so they could cross the tracks.


"A guy was up here just yesterday or the day before taking a look at them," he said.


Carrie Brown, human resources manager at Buckingham Branch Railroad, which leases the stretch of track and is responsible for maintenance, said she was unaware of any problems with equipment at the crossing.


Florida Rep. Neal Dunn, a former Army surgeon, said he and other lawmakers who are doctors joined other passengers who are nurses or paramedics and jumped out with the basic medical gear they had. They broke into three teams to help the injured people in the truck, he said.


"The first gentleman was somebody who had really, really, really devastating injuries. We did try to resuscitate, but ultimately you had to realize it wasn't possible," Dunn said. He said another man in the truck was critically injured and a third was seriously hurt.


Sen. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana and his wife, both doctors, were among those who came to the rescue. He said he helped a man from the truck who was badly injured.


"My role was Wholesale Team Jerseys | Cheap Jerseys quite simple: I picked up his feet so the blood in his feet would go to his heart and his brain," Cassidy said.


Officials gave varying figures on the number hurt. But Amtrak said two crew members and three passengers were taken to a hospital with minor injuries.


Minnesota Rep. Jason Lewis' staff tweeted that the first term congressman was among those taken to the hospital and was later discharged after suffering a concussion. Others aboard the train reported bumps, bruises and sore joints.


The GOP policy retreat, an annual event, was scheduled to last three days and feature speeches from President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. By early afternoon, lawmakers were boarding buses to resume their trip, and Pence was still planning to address them later Wednesday.


Rep. James Comer of Kentucky said about 100 Republican lawmakers were on the train when the crash made him jump out of his seat.


"I looked out the side of the window and then I could see a truck, just in pieces out the side of the window," Comer said. He said Capitol police officers quickly jumped off the train but came back and asked for any doctors to help.


Other doctor lawmakers who assisted included Reps. Michael Burgess of Texas, Phil Roe of Tennessee, Larry Bucshon of Indiana and Roger Marshall of Kansas, according to those aboard.
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