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1 Dead 23 Injured in Truck and Train Collision

Destiny Baker3 years ago

A truck driver is dead and 23 train passengers were injured after a log truck collided with a passing train at a West Virginia railroad crossing.

About the West Virginia Truck and Train Collision

“At this juncture of the investigation, it appears that the log truck had run through the crossing signals and struck the passenger car of the train.” – Randolph County Sheriff Mark Brady as published by the Huffington Post

  • The accident occurred Friday when a log truck ran passed crossing signals and collided with a passenger car of a passing sightseeing train.
  • The Huffington Post reports that two of the train’s passenger cars were overturned due to the collision injuring 23 passenger – 6 were listed in serious condition.
  • The truck driver was pronounced dead at the scene as it took responders hours to free the man’s body from the wreckage.
  • The Durbin & Greenbrier Railroad train was carrying 63 passengers on a 6.5 hour, 88 mile round trip during which the train does not exceed 25 miles per hour.
  • Accident reconstruction experts are currently trying to determine the events that led up to the collision.

U.S. Railroad Crossing Accident Statistics

  • According to statistics from the Federal Railroad Administration, 1967 railroad crossing accidents occurred last year resulting in 273 deaths and 946 injuries.
  • Approximately three-fourths of all railroad crossing accident occur within 25 miles of the motorist's home.
  • The agency calculates that a person is 20 times more likely to die from injuries sustained in a railroad crossing accident than from injuries sustained in an auto accident.
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