Train strikes tractor-trailer on Main St. near Deer Park

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  1. cheryl

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    Train strikes tractor-trailer on Main St. near Deer Park - Newark Post Online

    The UPS tractor-trailer's driver, Joseph C. Mounts, 42, of Felton, was taken to Christiana Hospital with serious injuries and is listed in critical condition, said Newark Police spokesman Lt. Mark Farrall.

    According to Farrall, a preliminary investigation into the crash reveals that Mounts had just re-entered the truck, parked on the sidewalk just east of the railroad crossing, and had begun moving it forward when an approaching CSX freight train activated the train-crossing signals, and the signal arms lowered onto the trailer, Farrall said.

    Mounts tried to drive the truck out of the path of the oncoming train, but was unable to do so before the front of the train struck the passenger side of the cab, Farrall said.
     
  2. Nimnim

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