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2 trains derail in collision near Belen Rail Runner Station

December 9, 2018

BELEN, N.M. (AP) — Two Burlington Northern Santa Fe locomotives have been involved in a train collision near the Belen Rail Runner Station in New Mexico.

BNSF officials say two trains were derailed in Saturday’s incident and it doesn’t appear that there were any leaks or spills of any cargo.

Two BNSF staff members were taken to a hospital for treatment, but no life-threatening injuries were reported.

Company officials didn’t immediately say how the collision occurred.

BNSF crews still are at the scene evaluating the work needed to remove damaged locomotives and cars.

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