(WWJ) — Severe storms that crossed Michigan on Friday evening caused some scary moments for travelers on an Amtrak train from Detroit to Chicago when the train hit a large tree that fell across the track.
Christopher Mayberry of Detroit was on that train and described what happened as they were traveling just west of Ann Arbor.READ MORE: Parole Denied For Don Miller Who Killed 4 Women In Lansing In The 1970s
“The train shuttered — it felt like it jumped the track a little bit,” Mayberry said. “It was jarring and everyone felt it in their seats and wondered what was going on. Then we came to a complete stop and as one of the attendants passed by I heard on the radio someone say that we hit a tree.”READ MORE: Michigan Court Seeks More From Whitmer About Abortion Ban Challenge
Mayberry described the moment as a “powerful jolt” when passengers felt when the train hit the tree.
“They said that the engine was damaged, that we couldn’t continue and that they had to send out a repair crew to repair and get us going,” Mayberry said.MORE NEWS: MDOT: Here's A List Of Construction In Metro Detroit This Weekend
Passengers had to wait for the mechanic to make repairs. There were no reports of serious injuries.