Close Call, With a Train

By: Donald Robinson
By: Donald Robinson

Another close call at a valley train crossing Monday morning.

Police say the driver of a pickup truck tried to stop at a railroad crossing, but he was too close to the track when the train hit him. Luckily, the train was only going eight miles an hour and no one was injured.

Police say this is a good example of why you need to pay attention when you cross a railroad track.

"Anytime you approach a railroad track you should not rely on the flashing lights or the crossing arms alone," said Officer C.R. Kauffman of the Staunton Police Department. "It's your responsibility as a driver to look both ways and make sure nothing is coming before you go across the tracks."

Police say the accident was the driver's fault, but no charges have been filed.


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