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Freight train knocks over tractor-trailer in Springfield

The intersection of Industrial Drive and Iron Place (via Google Maps)

(Updated 1:50 p.m.) A freight train struck a tractor-trailer in Springfield this afternoon (Thursday), sending the truck driver to the hospital with minor injuries, the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department said.

Just before 1 p.m., the train struck the tractor-trailer at a low speed at the intersection of Iron Place and Industrial Drive, the department tweeted.

The intersection is adjacent to train tracks that lead to the Virginia Railway Express’ Backlick Road station.

The train did not have any passengers, and there were no traffic impacts, FCFRD spokesperson William Delaney told FFXnow.

NBC4, which captured the scene by helicopter, reports that the train had 25 cars and was backing up when it knocked the truck on its side.

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