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One Dead, One Hospitalized After Plow Truck Collides With Train

Society & Culture  (tags: society, Accident, injury, death, Snowplow, train, safety, transportation, sadness, investigation )

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NORTHUMBERLAND, N.Y.-An 8,000-ton freight train moving at about 40mph hit a plow truck Wednesday morning, and right now, there are more questions than answers.

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Dee C (23)
Wednesday December 9, 2009, 11:29 pm
One man is dead and another is in the hospital after a freight train collided with a snow plow in Gansevoort. Information about the cause of the crash is limited but what's missing from the intersection is a crossing signal.

Read more..see video at site..

Cheree M (46)
Thursday December 10, 2009, 1:07 am
Sadly Noted. Quote from the story:( Where the snow plow truck was clearing snow is an Unapproved Crossing") There were NO signs or CROSSING SIGNALS due to it being an UNAPPROVED CROSSING, they should have had signs put up there. Now a life is gone. What a sad situation. Thanks Dee

Teresa Fazackerley (395)
Thursday December 10, 2009, 7:57 am

Gillian M (218)
Thursday December 10, 2009, 12:06 pm
I suppose in America that it is difficult to ensure that all crossing are marked but they should be near housing because of this. It really does sound like the plough could not see the train and vice versa

Rhonda Maness (580)
Thursday December 10, 2009, 1:41 pm
Thanks Dee

Judy C (97)
Thursday December 10, 2009, 2:30 pm
I don't know about this instance, but quite a few accidents come about because truckers take chances driving tired or otherwise impaired because it is becoming increasingly difficult for them to make a living. Crossings should always be marked.

Mandi T (367)
Thursday December 10, 2009, 7:12 pm
Oh ugh and grrr. What a sadness!!
Tks Dee

Dee C (23)
Friday December 11, 2009, 1:58 am
Plow drivers..especially around here..can work a straight 16 hour shift..easily during the winter storms..They go home..and or sometime just bunk in the shop for an hour and get right back out there..Between that and having no visabilty or no crossing signs..can often be disastrous..

Both the town and the state have made so many job cuts..and sadly the bulk is placed on fewer workers..

Just so sad of a loss..


Past Member (0)
Friday December 11, 2009, 12:02 pm
Noted with a sad heart

Uno D (666)
Monday January 4, 2010, 9:06 pm
How sad ... :(
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