Dump truck driver, passenger released from hospital, residents concerned over train crossing - KMOV.com

Dump truck driver, passenger released from hospital, residents concerned over train crossing

(KMOV) – The two men involved in Tuesday’s train crash, in Worden, Illinois, have been released from the hospital. Worden residents are now calling for safety upgrades to that railroad crossing. 

 Residents say there were no warning signs alerting drivers that a train was speeding down the tracks. Residents also say there are no railroad crossing gates or arms at the crossing. 
 
Norfolk Southern, who owns the train, says they sound the horn 15 to 20 seconds before every public crossing. 
 
They also say a supervisor pulled the tapes and the horn was used properly. 
 
A train slammed into a dump truck that was trying to cross the tracks around 4:00 p.m., Tuesday. The driver of the dump truck and his passenger were alert and conscious as emergency crews arrived. 

 

 

 

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