Train vs Semi in Mishawaka (train wins)

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Train vs Semi in Mishawaka (train wins)

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Mishawaka Police and Fire are responding to the scene of a semi hit by a train on Logan and Milburn.
According to dispatch it happened around 3:15 p.m.
Lt. Williams with Mishawaka Police says no one was injured.

http://wsbt.com/news/local/breaking-sem ... -mishawaka

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Train/Semi Logan & Conrail tracks.Area of 4th street. Avoid area. MFD/ MPD on scene.

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Looks like it was an eastbound intermodal on track 2, by looking at the pictures. Happened right there at the CD 433 signals. Looks like northbound crossing signal was taken out.
The cab of that truck is destroyed... No way the guy would of walked away if was still in there.

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Per WNDU:

An eastbound train hit the cab of a semi that was going north on Logan in Mishawaka on Friday.
The truck driver jumped out before the train hit the semi.
Drivers are advised to use Ironwood to get under the train tracks.

http://www.wndu.com/content/news/Train- ... 31001.html

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justin_gram wrote:Looks like it was an eastbound intermodal on track 2, by looking at the pictures. Happened right there at the CD 433 signals. Looks like northbound crossing signal was taken out.
The cab of that truck is destroyed... No way the guy would of walked away if was still in there.
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Was this near a intersection with the tracks right near it? It would explain that the truck may have been at a red light in traffic, and the trailer or truck can't totally clear the track's path. Then, a flying intermodal doesn't have enough time to stop, and/or assume it will move out of the way soon. Usually people running the gates do it because they think they can beat it - never ever heard of anybody stopping the run halfway and getting out and fleeing.

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Tier4GEVO wrote:Was this near a intersection with the tracks right near it? It would explain that the truck may have been at a red light in traffic, and the trailer or truck can't totally clear the track's path. Then, a flying intermodal doesn't have enough time to stop, and/or assume it will move out of the way soon. Usually people running the gates do it because they think they can beat it - never ever heard of anybody stopping the run halfway and getting out and fleeing.
The nearest traffic lights are blocks away.
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I live about a mile from where this happened. Traffic regularly backs up across the intersection. It is worse if another train has recently come through on the other track.

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BIG AMISH wrote:I live about a mile from where this happened. Traffic regularly backs up across the intersection. It is worse if another train has recently come through on the other track.
That really adds to my theory. Who commits to flooring it across the gates, then stops halfway because they're scared? Most likely a traffic jam, then he didn't pace himself enough to leave a big enough space for the trailer to fully clear the crossing.

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Tier4GEVO wrote:
That really adds to my theory. ..... then he didn't pace himself enough to leave a big enough space for the trailer to fully clear the crossing.

I'm not sure how your comment relates to the accident. Did you look at the photos? The trailer wasn't hit.

http://www.livetrucking.com/wp-content/ ... /08/00.jpg

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