Poor Visibility Possible Cause of Train Truck Accident in New York

Poor Visibility Possible Cause of Train Truck Accident in New York

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Posted on Mar 08, 2014

Early last month, a serious accident involving an Amtrak train and a pickup truck was reported near the International Paper Co. Mill in Ticonderoga. The train allegedly collided with the truck at a railroad crossing on the afternoon of Wednesday February 5, 2014.

According to the Glens – Falls Post Star, the northbound train was heading from New York City to Montreal with approximately 70 passengers on board. It was reportedly traveling about 44 miles an hour when it collided with the truck around 3 p.m. at the railroad crossing between International Paper Co.’s Mill and its pump house. The driver of the truck was reportedly on his way to check the pump house when the accident occurred.

Initial reports indicated that limited visibility may have been a cause of this serious train truck collision. Heavy snow was reported in the area at the time of the accident.

No one aboard the train was reported to be injured. However, the driver of the pickup truck, 28-year-old Brian Woods of Crown Point, was injured. Mr. Wood allegedly suffered serious head and back trauma. He was reportedly taken first to Moses Ludington Hospital and was later transferred to Fletcher Allen Health Care. He allegedly underwent surgery on Wednesday night February 5. Mr. Wood is reported to be an employee of International Paper.

We extend our best wishes to Mr. Woods for a full and fast recovery from his train truck accident injuries in Ticonderoga.

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