Hot air balloon crashes and hits train in Burlington

Hot air balloon crashes and hits train in Burlington

WE KNOW AT THIS HOUR KRISTIN. PATRICK WHAT WE KNOW RIGHT NOW, IS THAT A TRAIN CRASHED INTO A THO AIR BALLOON OFF OF PINE STREET? NOT TOO FAR FROM LOVE INC. THAT’S WHERE WE ARE RIGHT NOW WHEN WE GOT TO THE SNECE WE SAW AT LEAST THREE POLICE CARS AND WE SAW POLICE ACTUALLY LOOKING AT THIS TRAIN BEHIND ME. JUST TRYING TO STILL INVESTIGATE. LET’S TAKE A LISTEN TO WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR. GOES FOR A HOT AIR BALLOON THAT WAS STRUCK BY A TRAIN. THERE’S AT LEAST THREE PATIENTS. AND WE ALSO TALKED TO RICHARD HERE. WE’RE GOING TO BRINGIM H IN BECAUSE HE WAS HERE WHEN THIS CRASH HAPPENED RICHARD. WHAT DID YOU SEE? I WAS AT MY FRIEND’S HOUSE IN THE FRONT LIVING ROOM AND I WAS ON THE PHONE TAKGIN CARE OF A PHONE BILL. I NOTICED ALL THE PARAMEDICS FIRERU TCKS RESCUE VECLHIES GOING BY A LOT OF THEM WENT BY IT ATHE T SAME TIME. THEY STOPPED WHEN THEY AFTER THEY PASSED THEY CONVERGE THE CONGREGATED ON THE TOP OF THE BRIDGE NEXT TO WHERE WE ARE AND THEY ALL STOP BEING ABLE TO OBSERVING. INTO THE SOUTH LOOKING AT SOMETHING THAT HAPPENED. I WASN’T SURE WHAT IT WAS, BUT I NOTICED THE TRAIN WAS STOPPED. AT THE SAME TIME. I NOTEDIC A BALLOON FLOATING SINKING GOING TOWARDS THE NORTH NORTHEAST. COMING OUT OF ETH SOUTH. IT WAS VERY VERY LOW AND LARGE. I’VE SEEN THEM HERE BEFORE BUT VERY HIGH UP IN THE SKY. SO I THOUGHT MAYBE IT WAS ALL RELATED WITH THE TRAIN AND THE BALLOON. I WASN’T REALLY SURE WHAT HAPPENED. FOR JOINING US AND HE MENTIONED PARAMEDICS AND ALSO THIS CRASH SO WHEN I TALKED TO RICHARD EARLIER, HE ALSO SAID TTHA HE HE ARD THOSE AMBULANCES AND HE HEARD THE PARAMEDICS COMING TO THE SCENE, BUT WE WILL CONTINUE TO FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT’S HAPPENING HERE FOR NOW REPOR

Hot air balloon crashes and hits train in Burlington

Officials: 2 victims airlifted from scene via Flight for Life

A hot air balloon crashed in Burlington, hitting a train, according to officials and witnesses. According to witnesses, the balloon struck a train.”I noticed all the paramedics, fire trucks and rescue vehicles going by. A lot of them went by at the same time,” said Richard Lapidus. He saw several balloons flying low around the same time.A photo from another viewer showed the balloon, missing its basket, tangled in power lines.Fire officials say medics airlifted two people to Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin.12 News has crews on the scene and will bring you more information as soon as it becomes available.

A hot air balloon crashed in Burlington, hitting a train, according to officials and witnesses.

The ballloon went down on Calumet and Pine streets. According to witnesses, the balloon struck a train.

“I noticed all the paramedics, fire trucks and rescue vehicles going by. A lot of them went by at the same time,” said Richard Lapidus. He saw several balloons flying low around the same time.

A photo from another viewer showed the balloon, missing its basket, tangled in power lines.

Fire officials say medics airlifted two people to Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin.

12 News has crews on the stage and will bring you more information as soon as it becomes available.

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