Amtrak train crash
Another Amtrak train crashed last month in Philadelphia, leaving eight dead and over 200 injured. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

An Amtrak train carrying 203 passengers aboard collided with a truck near Wilmington, Illinois on 5 June, with no immediate reports of injuries.

The Texas Eagle, which was travelling from Texas to Chicago, hit a tractor trailer about 50 miles south of Chicago at around 4pm, Amtrak spokesman Craig Schulz told reporters. Schultz said there were no serious injuries to passengers or crew on Train No 22.

According to Reuters, there was no immediate information regarding the truck driver. A photo published on ABC News showed the truck knocked on its side on the roadway with the trailer's roof peeled away.

Schulz told reporters that the train's passengers were bused to Chicago after waiting at a local high school as the tracks were checked for damages. The train's representative said the rails, signals and other area equipment are owned by Union Pacific Railroad.

ABC News reported that the train stopped for investigators but was expected to continue on to Chicago.

This latest accident comes just weeks after another Amtrak train travelling over 100mph in Philadelphia derailed, killing eight people and injuring over 200. Reuters reported in February that a packed Metro-North commuter train crashed into a sports-utility vehicle on the tracks in Valhalla, New York. The crash and subsequent explosion left seven dead and a dozen injured.