TRINIDAD, COLORADO (July 8, 2017) – Forrest Tincher has been identified as the man that was injured in a crash involving a train and a semi truck on Saturday, according to a local news source. (map)
The accident happened around 6:00 am on County Road 75.1 near Highway 160. A semi truck driven by 66 year old Forrest Tincher was struck by a BNSF train heading westbound, causing major damages to the semi truck.
Forrest Tincher was rushed to a nearby hospital in serious condition after the accident. Troopers have cited Forrest Tincher with failure to yield, but the crossing also does not appear to be equipped with warning lights or signs at this time. Just last year, five people were killed at a nearby train crossing, which was also in Trinidad, when their vehicle was struck by a train. After that accident, the crossing was equipped with safety measures.
“Almost one death or injury per day occurs on the rail system in the United States. Many of these tragic deaths are avoidable, the rail system is antiquated and needs a complete overhaul to ensure the safety of pedestrians, drivers, and train passengers,” said the attorneys from Lexton Law Firm.
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