Freight Train Collides With UPS Truck

Discussion in 'The Latest UPS Headlines' started by cheryl, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

    Freight Train Collides With UPS Truck - WPTZ

    A freight train collided with a United Parcel Service truck in Roxbury on Tuesday, sending the truck's driver to a Burlington hospital.

    Police said the New England Central Railroad freight train was heading northbound at about 4 p.m. when the truck was making a left onto Oxbow Road.

    State police said an investigation indicated that the truck's driver -- Joshua Newton, 28, of Richmond, Vt. -- was traveling northbound on Route 12A when he stopped at Oxbow Road to allow a vehicle to turn.
     
  2. Old International

    Old International Now driving a Sterling

    The driver is very lucky to come out of the accident alive. Just remember, if it's a tie at the grade crossing, you lose.
     
  3. Covemastah

    Covemastah Suspension Ovah !!! Tom is free FU Goodell !!

    How is this poor guy doing?? Any VT. people here know the story?
     
  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    There have been no updates on the local news but my center manager told me that he is getting better. There were rumors that he may have tried to beat the train but that was not the case. They are looking at the front tires and ice covered roads as possible causes. Vermont does not have a bare roads policy so they do not take care of the roads like they do here in NY and in MA. The RR crossing was marked but was not gated and I don't think that there were lights. It was roughly 4 in the afternoon so it was starting to get dark, I'm sure he was busy like all of us would be at that time so perhaps he simply did not clear the intersection. That is pure speculation on my part.

    I will provide updates as they become available. Dave.
     
  5. Covemastah

    Covemastah Suspension Ovah !!! Tom is free FU Goodell !!

    Thanks Dave may GOD be with him & his family!! (don't care if that offends anybody}
     
  6. margeryharvey

    margeryharvey New Member

    josh slid into the train because of road conditions and tires,he is still in critical condition at fletcher allen in burlington vt.he has no spinal or brain injuries our center manager told us that his collarbone numerous ribs arm legs and hips are all broken i will post his address tomorrow so maybe everyone can send some money josh has a wife and 3 kids so lets all do what we can to help him margery harvey ups driver 22 years st johnsbury vt
     
  7. pkgdog

    pkgdog New Member

  8. paid over

    paid over New Member

    A ups driver was killed here in Maine today.While waiting to turn left onto a busy road,the driver was rear-ended by a Time-Warner Cable bucket truck.The UPS truck was pushed into the oncoming traffic and was violently hit by a tractor trailer truck carrying propane.For full story look at WCSH6.com.
     
  9. nailager

    nailager New Member

     
  10. nailager

    nailager New Member

    I dont work for ups but live in roxbury. This accident should not have happened and could have been avoided.I have some information for the accident investigator and dont know how to contact them. Please have them call me at 860-922-8224 Thanks.
     
  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    The accident investigator would be the VT State Police. Sgt Trevor Carbo was the police spokesman who spoke to Channel 5 (WPTZ)--he may be your point of contact.

    Here is the link for their website:

    http://www.dps.state.vt.us/vtsp/middlesex.html