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California Train vs Agriculture Trucks/Equip crashes
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George_Harris
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California Train vs Agriculture Trucks/Equip crashes
 
« on: May 17th, 2013, 2:48pm »
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considering that there appears to be several of these every year, I am thinking it might be good to have just one thread for them rather than have a bunch of threads with only a couple of posts each.  
 
For the one at hand:
 
Truck hits train, Aromas CA
May 16, 2013, approx 12:45 pm, southbound Coast Starlight
 
See:   http://www.kionrightnow.com/story/22274499/chp-big-rig-collides-with-train
 
From the picture the train was going slow as it did not get completely past the truck before getting stopped.
 
Other facts:  246 passengers on train.  Truck driver "sent to hospital with minor injuries."  Train speed in the area limited to 35 mph or 30 mph.  Truck turned right off a road that paralleled the track.  


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Re: California Train vs Agriculture Trucks/Equip crashes
 
« Reply #1 on: May 17th, 2013, 5:50pm »
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That sounds like a reasonable idea to me, George.
 
Low speed crashes are less likely to tear up trains and lead to multiple fatalities, of course, so good that the train wasn't moving that fast. They should take the driver out of the hospital and gibbet him in chains at the turn to the crossing, as a warning and terror to others like him. Sort of like pirates in the old days. Well-tarred with best Stockholm...


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