Police: Train Crashes into Tractor Trailer at Gainesville Railroad Crossing

Feb 20, 2013 Full story: Patch.com

Traffic at a busy intersection in Gainesville was brought to halt at the height of rush hour on Wednesday after police said a train struck a tractor-trailer stopped on the tracks.

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Mark

Laurel, MD

#1 Feb 21, 2013
4th accident here since Jan 2012. Yes, I have been counting. How can you not.
VA Oaks Resident

Alexandria, VA

#2 Feb 21, 2013
4th accident, but probably the 35th close call. I've seen at least 5 personally since the construction started. As a matter of fact, last week my kid and her friends were with me at the light when the gates came down. Not only was there a car stuck inside the warning area, the front bumper was literally 3 feet from the track AND there was a car transport vehicle next to me that had the gate come down on top of a racked car. Somehow the car managed to get across the track with seconds to spare. It was crazy. I thought for sure we were gonna see something get destroyed.
Pat

Marshall, VA

#3 Feb 21, 2013
anybody who stops on the tracks deserved to get hit by a train. there are many signs, pavement markings, gates, lights and bells...what more do you need?

Even without all the warnings, a licensed driver should be smart enough to not stop on railroad tracks. If you are that stupid, you should be hit by a train
Mark

Laurel, MD

#4 Feb 25, 2013
You are espousing good common sense. Common sense is regulated by lawyers now.

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