2 hurt after Amtrak train clips car in Orange County

Published On: Jan 27 2014 01:19:52 PM EST
Updated On: Jan 27 2014 04:22:43 PM EST

An infant and a woman are injured in a collision involving a car and Amtrak train in Orange County.

TAFT, Fla. -

An Amtrak train clipped a car whose driver maneuvered past the track's warning arm guard, causing an infant to be ejected from the car and injuring the mother.

The crash happened around noon Monday near 4th Street and Orange Avenue.

According to the FHP, three people were inside the Toyota Corolla, two of whom were taken to hospitals. 

39-year-old Louisena Necy was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center and the 5-month old boy, who was ejected from the car, was taken to Arnold Palmer Hospital with minor injuries. FHP said the boy was not in a car seat or wearing a seat belt when the car crashed into the train.

Sgt. Kim Montes says none of the train's more than 150 passengers had noticeable injuries after Monday's accident, although one passenger asked to be checked out by paramedics.

Video showed a car with serious damage to the back half of the vehicle next to the tracks.

Charges have been filed against the driver, 41-year-old Herode Lubin, troopers say.

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