WARRENSBURG, ILLINOIS (October 25, 2017) – A semi truck driver was airlifted after his truck was hit by a train on Wednesday evening, according to a local news source. (map)
The accident happened around 5:00 pm at the train crossing of Glasgow Road near Route 121. A semi truck was crossing the tracks on Glasgow Road when it was struck by a train.
The semi truck was split in two from the force of impact, and the semi truck driver, identified only as a 60 year old man, was airlifted to the hospital. The train was described as having two engines and one car.
Initial investigations of the accident scene reveal that the crossing is equipped only with warning signs, and does not have gate arms or flashing lights to warn drivers of an oncoming train.
“We wish the semi truck driver involved in this collision a swift and steady recovery. Many train crossings, especially those in rural areas, are not equipped with flashing lights or gate arms to help keep drivers safe. 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.
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