In late August,emergency crews were rushed to the scene of an accident involving a dump truck and train colliding, right on the border of North and South Carolina and ending in serious injury.
Officials have reported that the accident occurred around 11:00 a.m., right before the North Carolina state line. The South Carolina Highway Patrol states that a CSX train was heading westward when it collided with a 2005 Volvo dump truck.
At the location of the accident, there were no “cross arms,” nor any lights to lead the way. Thus, when the dump truck was crossing over the train track, he was unable to see the train coming towards him.
Consequently, the dump truck driver had to be airlifted to the hospital with serious injuries.
The Highway Patrol and State Transport Police are investigating.
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