Sacramento Truck and Train Collide

Sacramento Truck and Train Collide

South Sac: Big Rig and Train Collide

Sacramento Truck and Train Collide

I’m Ed Smith, a South Sacramento Injury Lawyer. A big rig driver stopped along the railroad tracks on Fruitridge Road instead of waiting for traffic ahead of him to move up allowing him enough room to clear the tracks. Thankfully, this time, the collision did not result in catastrophic injuries.

What Happened?

A train struck a big rig carrying a load of potatoes on Wednesday evening. The collision required the heavily traveled Sacramento thoroughfare to be completely closed so rescue workers could secure the area.

Where Did the Crash Occur?

The crash occurred during the evening commute at the railroad crossing of Fruitridge and Power Inn Roads.

Was Anyone Injured?

No. What could have been catastrophic ended in a positive way. The truck driver will more than likely think again before he crosses railroad tracks during busy commute times. A truck driver should scan the road ahead and anticipate whether or not he or she has enough room to completely clear the train tracks. This is a safety issue that should be required by the trucking companies who employ these drivers.

What Did the Truck Driver Have To Say?

The big rig operator explained, “I came across the tracks, and the traffic came to a dead stop,” Larry Robinson said. “The car in front of me had room to move, and I’m blowing the horn. They wouldn’t move.”

Temporary Road Closure

Fruitridge Road had to be temporarily closed in both directions so crews could clean up the area of the collision. Transportation along the train tracks had to be halted for a time as well.

Is Anyone Claiming Responsibility?

No. A traffic collision report usually takes about ten days for officers to prepare. Investigators usually take statements of the parties involved, obtain independent witness statements and look for other factors and evidence located at the scene.

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