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Truck driver escapes with minor injuries in New Kent train crash

January 18, 2019 - 1:55 pm
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New Kent, VA _  Virginia State Police say a truck driver has escaped with minor injuries following a collision involving a train at the 13700 block of Rockahock Road in New Kent County.

 

The trooper’s preliminary investigation reveals a Ford work truck hauling a trailer, driven by a male, 30, of Dunnsville, Va., was attempting to cross a railroad crossing going southbound on Rockahock Road around 11:16 a.m. when he was struck by an Amtrak passenger train traveling eastbound. The train struck the truck towards the rear on the passenger side and flipped the truck on the roof. The train did not derail. There was additional damage to a mobile home and another vehicle due to flying debris.   

 

The driver of the truck was transported to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries.  There was a total of 80 people on the train with 4 of those being crew members.  They did not sustain injuries.  

 

The railroad crossing did not have emergency equipment, but did have stop signs placed on each side of the crossing.  The track in this vicinity will be shut down for an extended period of time due to the train being disabled, disrupting train travel between Richmond and Hampton Roads.  

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CSX personnel and investigators are on scene assisting.  

 

Charges are pending at this time and the crash remains under investigation.