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Train hits pickup in Durham

Posted June 25, 2008

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— A train hit a pickup truck on the railroad tracks in Durham just after 1:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.

According to police, a woman was crossing the tracks at West Main and 15th streets, just north of Duke University, when an approaching train triggered the guard arms. The truck was caught between the barriers, on the tracks.

The train hit the bed of the truck. It was heavily damaged, but the woman was unhurt.


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  • shrondadaye Jun 26, 2008

    Its not the people its the crossing arms they do not work I was crossing the tracks in Durham and a train was coming to the left of my car so i sped off but they do not always work so its not the people.

  • Tired_of_LIBERALS Jun 25, 2008

    It is scary to realize who is driving around here any more...

  • Fuquay Resident Jun 25, 2008

    Why was the woman stopped on the tracks? The crossing arms don't just drop down, they come down slowly. When ever I'm stopped at a light, I never stop on the tracks.

  • 007KnightRider Jun 25, 2008

    What does a women have to do with this story? Lots of people cross the tracks.

  • enoughsenough Jun 25, 2008

    Why stay in the truck?