Fed Ex semi vs. Commuter train

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  1. mhambi

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    Obviously they turned the lights on and dropped the arms because the tractor and what was left of the trailers were going to be blocking the road for a while...
     
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    Methinks FedEx will be suing the railroad in the very near future.
     
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    whoever is responsible for that signal better get out their checkbook...
     
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    My understanding is the driver is responsible for checking tracks... Sadly I trust automated signals more then I should. You still need to look. It appears the semi driver was unable to look. Angle tracks... Just glad nobody seriously hurt
     
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    UTA insisted they checked the logs and the arms were down and the signal was working.
    Then the SLPD dash cam was released.
    Not the first time this has happened. Just the time with the best video.
     
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    I work highway construction and have dealt with the railroads a few times. FedEx will be paying the railroad, not suing them.
     
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    Update..just announced.

    Human error
    Arms were malfunctioning
    Employee manually raised them
    Train was not notified of the situation
    Train should have been notified and slowed to 15 MPH
    Train hit at max speed allowed in that area
     
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    I think there are some FedEx packages that absolutely, positively WON'T be there overnight.
     
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    Seriously, though, this would have been a tragedy had the impact occurred just 2 seconds earlier or later. Two seconds earlier and the truck's cab, along with the driver, would have been obliterated. Two seconds later and the car behind the FedEx truck would have been made into an abstract art piece.
     
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