Texas: railroad crossing, look out for the cars, can you spell that without any “R’s”? Can you park your pickup on the railroad tracks? Sure!
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Union Pacific invests in upgrades to crossings, tracks, safety measures
From Midland Reporter-Telegram
A Midland man was transported to Midland Memorial Hospital with minor injuries Saturday evening after a freight train struck his vehicle, according to the city’s public information officer.
Texas Department of Public Safety troopers and the Midland police and fire departments responded to the crash at about 5:38 p.m. near the intersection of North Carver Street and East Industrial Avenue.
A witness told police that a man, later identified as Benjamin Oakes, 60, was driving a pickup north on Carver Street and drove through the crossing arms and came to a stop on the railroad tracks, said PIO Sara Higgins. ….MORE