Truck Hit by Amtrak - Three Oaks

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Truck Hit by Amtrak - Three Oaks

Unread postby justin_gram » Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:08 pm

HP: https://www.facebook.com/17655884963/po ... 107589964/

Quite the picture. Sounds like the engineer is in the hospital, quite a bit of metal went right into that window. This is on the 110 MPH stretch of track. Supposedly the truck driver got “trapped” between the 2 gates...

Also live video from WNDU at the crossing after the crash: https://www.facebook.com/NewsCenter16/v ... 579156990/
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Re: Truck Hit by Amtrak - Three Oaks

Unread postby NS3322 » Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:35 pm

Was this train #350?
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Re: Truck Hit by Amtrak - Three Oaks

Unread postby Standard Railfan » Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:42 pm

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Re: Truck Hit by Amtrak - Three Oaks

Unread postby DaveO » Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:52 pm

He stopped his truck because he was trapped by the (pedestrian) gate on the other side?
Out-of-state company. I'm guessing he was lost in more ways than one.
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Re: Truck Hit by Amtrak - Three Oaks

Unread postby J T » Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:43 pm

How does a truck, or any vehicle for that matter, become "trapped" between crossing gates? So the driver thinks getting hit by a train is a better option than snapping a fragile crossing gate? Baffling.
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Re: Truck Hit by Amtrak - Three Oaks

Unread postby Ypsi » Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:59 am

NS3322 wrote:Was this train #350?


Yes that was 350, they have been running with 2 P42's like that for a couple days
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