As news breaks that a train carrying Republican congressmen to their annual retreat hit a truck on the tracks, killing the driver, lawmakers seem to have escaped with minor bumps and bruises. Here are updates coming in from the North Carolina congressional GOP delegation:
Our train heading to our annual retreat with members of Congress has been an accident. Looks like smaller injuries at this point on train but serious injuries outside from collision. Apparently, we have hit a large dump truck… Helicopters and security are covering the area. pic.twitter.com/MNlWTocMRQ
— Rep. Mark Walker (@RepMarkWalker) January 31, 2018
— Tim Buckland (@TimBucklandSN) January 31, 2018
I’m on the train in Virginia and I am ok. Please join Renee and me in praying for those who were injured and their families. So thankful for our amazing first responders who put themselves in harm’s way every day.
— Richard Hudson (@RepRichHudson) January 31, 2018
While en route to the retreat this morning, our train was involved in an accident. I am okay and I believe that none on the train are injured. I have been praying and will continue to pray that God will care for all of those affected by this morning’s events.
— Virginia Foxx (@virginiafoxx) January 31, 2018
I am with my colleagues on the train traveling to the GOP retreat in WV. I was not injured in the crash but ask that you join me in praying for those who were.
— Patrick McHenry (@PatrickMcHenry) January 31, 2018
Our train headed to West Virginia was involved in an accident with a truck. Everyone on the train appears to be okay. Please join me in praying for those in the truck we collided with.
— Senator Thom Tillis (@SenThomTillis) January 31, 2018
I am on the train to the GOP conference that was involved in the accident. I am okay and am praying for those who are injured.
— Ted Budd (@RepTedBudd) January 31, 2018
I’m not on the train headed to the GOP conference today, as I’m in Greenville. My thoughts and prayers are with my colleagues, their families, and all staff involved.
— Rep. Walter Jones (@RepWalterJones) January 31, 2018
I am on the train, and I am okay. Praying for others involved.
— Congressman Robert Pittenger (@RepPittenger) January 31, 2018
I’m driving separately and was not on the train, but am thinking of my colleagues and feel awful for the 3 people on board the truck that was hit. Just terrible–please pray for them and their families.
— Mark Meadows (@RepMarkMeadows) January 31, 2018