Amtrak hits flatbed truck at Clark rd. on N.S.

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Amtrak hits flatbed truck at Clark rd. on N.S.

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An Amtrak train from Port Huron hit a loaded steel-coil flatbed truck yesterday around 12:45. Was told by dispatcher to approach
the Clark rd. crossing at restricted speed and he didn't specify why, which is unusual. As we passed under the CN bridge at Pine, we saw numerous flashing lights (mostly yellow/orange) with a large boom ahead near the tracks. As we passed by, we could see the nose of the engine caved in from the impact, and the trailer unit mangled just south of the mains, with the rig on the north side with light damage. This is article with the pic of the damaged engine; photo taken elsewhere....

https://www.abc12.com/content/news/Amtr ... 61671.html

-barny

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