06/08/09 157 W, 1 I - + 10 - 10 Excursion Train Hit by Car

The News & Observer reports on yesterday's train/car collision in New Hill, when a New Hope Valley Railway excursion train was struck by a slow-moving automobile at a crossing on Daisey Street. Or, as Google Maps calls it, Daisy Street. No one was injured in the 3:57 p.m. Read the article.

Yours Truly was on the west side and wandered that way, and photographed fire and EMS personnel assisting passengers disembarking the train. Apex Engine 2 and Apex EMS 41 were on scene. Rescue 1, EMS 17, Medic 94, District 5, and District 2 were cancelled en route. View the photos.

Mike Legeros photo

The accident happened near the site of November's mass-casualty drill, conducted with the New Hope Valley Railway just up the tracks. See those photos.

How many train/car collisions occur in our state? Reading the results from this federal database, in 2009, at 6,977 crossings, 69 incidents occurred last year. Eight fatalities, and 27 non-fatal conditions.

Nice picture, Mike!
Mark Turner (Web Site) - 06/08/09 - 09:31

Video of the accident:

Matt - 06/09/09 - 02:25

Well there you go!
Legeros - 06/09/09 - 07:11

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