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Union Pacific train hits car with two passengers in Fife

Post by Alexis Krell / The News Tribune on Aug. 9, 2012 at 7:18 pm |
August 9, 2012 8:06 pm

UPDATE: One man in the vehicle was taken to the hospital in critical condition, and the other man was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, Commander T. Floyd with the Fife Police Department said.

INITIAL POST: Medics were called to a car-train accident in Fife at 6:48 p.m, Tacoma fire Battalion Chief Jim Zuluaga said.

The car was crossing the tracks at 4020 78th Ave. E in Fife when it was hit by a Union Pacific train that was going about 40 miles per hour,  Zuluaga said.

The two passengers of the car are being treated by medics and will be transported to a hospital, Zuluaga said. Their condition is not yet known, he said.

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