UPDATE: Train hits construction equipment

UPDATE:  According to the Virginia Department of Transportation, Bellevue Road bridge is still closed and is expected to be closed for a few more weeks.  

A spokesperson told WFXR News they are waiting on special equipment to examine the bridge.  

There are also plans in place for a rehabilitation project on the bridge this fall.  

Virginia State Police say the driver of the backhoe that hit the bridge has been charged with reckless driving. __________________________

Authorities in Bedford County have confirmed reports that a train hit a backhoe.

It happened near Bellview Road around 2. p.m. Friday.

Bedford County Fire and Rescue Special Operations Command said on Twitter that an Amtrak train hit a backhoe and that one person in the backhoe was trapped inside.

Authorities said the person has been rescued; there's no word on their condition.

Stay with WFXR News and VirginiaFirst.com for the latest on this developing story

 


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