Train vs 18 wheeler in Own, WI

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by kf4jqd, Oct 17, 2001.

  1. kf4jqd

    kf4jqd Active Member

    Jan 14, 2001
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    Here is a new cast from our local tv station. You can visit them at


    "Train and Truck Collide in Owen
    Andrew Fefer
    Police said that a train collided with a semi-truck at about 8:45 a.m. on Tuesday morning, Oct. 16, in Owen.

    The truck driver, a 55-year-old man, was airlifted to St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield with non-life-threatening injuries.

    The accident caused railroad crossings all over town to be blocked off, literally splitting the city in half.

    Traffic was diverted north of town and south to state Highway 29.

    A woman living nearby said that a similar accident happened nearly five years ago at the same railroad crossing."
  2. roryglasgow

    roryglasgow Active Member

    Jun 4, 2001
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    I think they got that wrong: the TRUCK collided with the TRAIN. I just don't get some people... :confused: :(
  3. IMRL393

    IMRL393 Member

    Aug 8, 2001
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    Stop, Look, and go on regardless !

    Some people just don't seem to get the idea that the TRAIN has the right-of-way at all times! If they think a TRUCK is hard to stop.... !

    Wonder if some road drivers ever think about the fact that the signals face the ROAD traffic and not the RAIL traffic !! The driver in this case was EXTREMELY LUCKY - as were the loco personnel!

    The railroads have tried their best to educate the public with programs such as "Operation Lifesaver" and the like, but it always seems to be easier for the press and local government to blame the railroads (non-voters, non-subscribers) than the idiot auto/truck drivers (possible voters, subcribers).