October 21st, 2012
01:04 PM ET

Train derails; passengers injured

Approximately 12 passengers are being treated for injuries after an Amtrak train derailed near Niles, Michigan this morning, Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari said.

None of the injuries is serious, he said.

Train no. 350, eastbound from Chicago, was headed to Pontiac, Michigan.  At about 9:10 a.m., it lost contact with tracks but remained upright.

Some of the injured were treated at the scene; others were treated at a nearby hospital, Magliari said.

Passengers were being taken to another train to continue the trip.

The scene is under investigation, Magliari said.

The accident disrupted train service in western Michigan.

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  1. PresidentRomneytheKING

    No doubt President Romney is the true face of the new disadvantaged: those who look most like him need
    a King to cheer them up as they once wore the same suits he wears today: and so as the new minority speaks
    as John Wayne myth and legend we salute you. !!! 🙂

    October 21, 2012 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      This has precisely what to do with a train derailment?

      October 21, 2012 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    How does a train lose contact with the tracks but remain upright?

    I am glad there was no loss of life.

    October 21, 2012 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    He's gotta start somewhere, chrissy.
    He should watch it; bears are not to be trifled with.
    And don't MESS with giraffes!

    October 21, 2012 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    lmao not to mention them monkeys and hippos!

    October 21, 2012 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    Oh but wait til peta finds out hes wearing the suits of what *they* used to wear! Oh boy!

    October 21, 2012 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Not to mention the magic u n d e r o o s.
      But I didn't mention them, shhh!

      October 21, 2012 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    Omg i dont even wanta guess where he got those. Anyway this has been fun but it aint been that much fun. Im outta here. Gn.

    October 21, 2012 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Chrissy, he got them at the Magic Kingdom, of course.
      Good night.

      October 21, 2012 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    Well now cnn it looks kinda stupid, these posts, since you took out the MAIN one where Romney finally became prez of the zookeepers association and is now the king of the jungle!

    October 22, 2012 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |