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Truck Hit by Amtrak - Three Oaks

Unread postPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:08 pm
by justin_gram
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/

Re: Truck Hit by Amtrak - Three Oaks

Unread postPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:35 pm
by NS3322
Was this train #350?

Re: Truck Hit by Amtrak - Three Oaks

Unread postPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:42 pm
by Standard Railfan

Re: Truck Hit by Amtrak - Three Oaks

Unread postPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:52 pm
by DaveO
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.

Re: Truck Hit by Amtrak - Three Oaks

Unread postPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:43 pm
by J T
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.

Re: Truck Hit by Amtrak - Three Oaks

Unread postPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:59 am
by Ypsi
NS3322 wrote:Was this train #350?


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