Train Wreck at Missouri's Silver Dollar City Amusement Park Leaves 7 Hospitalized Images and videos taken on the scene show several passenger cars toppled over.

By Sam Silverman

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A fun, fall day at Missouri's Silver Dollar City amusement park became a nightmare on Wednesday when six guests and one employee were sent to the hospital after a train crash.

The theme park's signature Frisco Silver Dollar Line Steam Train, an attraction that takes guests through a "leisurely" 20-minute tour of the Ozark countryside, detailed off of the tracks, according to a statement from the park.

Images and videos taken at the scene show several passenger cars toppled over.

The Missouri Division of Fire Safety said the cause of the derailment is still under investigation.

Stone County's Office of Emergency Management Director Tom Martin confirmed the train was near-full at the time of the incident, per Ozark First.

The passengers injured in the accident were transported by ambulance to the hospital, but Martin confirmed no life-threatening injuries were sustained, the outlet reported.

An unnamed passenger who was allegedly on the train at the time of the incident told the outlet that guests had to smash windows to climb out to safety.

Sam Silverman

Content Strategy Editor

Sam Silverman is a content strategy editor at Entrepreneur Media. She specializes in search engine optimization (SEO), and her work can be found in The US Sun, Nicki Swift, In Touch Weekly, Life & Style and Health. She writes for our news team with a focus on investigating scandals. Her coverage and expertise span from business news, entrepreneurship, technology, and true crime, to the latest in entertainment and TV news. Sam is a graduate of Lehigh University and currently resides in NYC. 

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