Tuesday, November 11, 2008

NB Southern Train Hits Truck

The Telegraph Journal is reporting that an NB Southern train hit a truck in Grand Bay-Westfield. Fortunately, noone was hurt but it appears from the article and the comments that a young couple were in the truck and misjudged the train's distance. The engineer attempted to make an emergency stop but of course the train wasn't able to stop in time.

It goes to show you, again, that if the crossing lights are on, don't cross. However, I do think some of the crossing lights come on too early for the speed of the train. At Welsford, in particular, the crossing lights come on well before the train comes, and local people are in the habit of going through the crossing when the lights are on.

I'm glad noone was hurt.

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