An American medical doctor has died after his truck collided with an Amtrak train.
Nashville-area doctors Walter Reeds and Beverly hospital said Tuesday that Dr. Samuel Reeds, 65, died of injuries he suffered during the accident that occurred around 4 p.m.
The accident took place on the tracks at the Amtrak’s Walter Reedy station in Westchester County.
The train was stopped at the crossing and an ambulance was sent to the scene, police said.
The driver was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, police spokeswoman Sara O’Connell said.
The driver was not injured.
Reeds was an associate professor of surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn.
He was a pioneer in surgical imaging, with work that led to the creation of the new CT scanner at Vanderbilt in the 1990s.
Reed had been practicing at the Vanderbilt Medical Center since 1978, and his work led to some of the world’s first CT scanners, O’Connors said.
“He has had an extraordinary career,” O’Connor said.
Reedy and Reeds had just started their own practice, Reeds said in a statement.
“He was very close to his family, and I’m sure they will be very proud of him.”
O’Connell confirmed that Reeds was the patient being treated in the hospital.
She said the hospital would provide more information about the circumstances surrounding the accident.