Train hits car stuck on PTC tracks

Train hits car stuck on PTC tracks

A motorist narrowly averted disaster early this morning in a failed attempt to cross railroad tracks that were under repair, police said.

The driver was running late for work and disregarded three “road closed” signs before reaching the tracks at Paschall Road, police said. Because the road had been cut for maintenance, the car fell off the roadway.

“The driver called for a wrecker but a train arrived first and a collision occurred,” according to the police department’s Facebook page.

The train received minimal damage, but the driver was issued a citation.

Police noted that the driver said he did not know of another route to work, but that wasn’t a good enough excuse for some Facebook users who thought attempting to cross the tracks was a less-than-brilliant decision.

“My 10-year-old said, ‘As we all know ... the train always wins,’” said Lisa Weckwarth Echols.

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Just wait until CSX sends the

Just wait until CSX sends the repair bill to the driver for that "minimal damage to the train"!

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AND

the city should send a bill for all the police, fire and rescue that went to the scene.

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Yes, except we probably couldn't buy a fire extinguisher from that haul. Fire and rescue station are about 300 feet away from the tracks. I wonder what side of the tracks this guy was on.

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My best guess would be that he was on "wrong" side of the tracks.

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You got that right. In more ways than one.

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Good gawd!!!!

What's with those PTC drivers!!!! It's either trying to drive in the mud or ignoring not one, not two but three signs warning that the road is closed.

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Because Cyclist

You can't cure stupid.

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I am willing to place a large wager

On the driver NOT being from PTC, any takers?

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Which begs the question

Who hired this einstein-certainly no PTC employer.:)

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Here's your sign!

What a dumbarse...

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