Plainfield – Truck-Train Collision
A commercial truck collided with a train in Plainfield yesterday afternoon.
At approximately 2:50 p.m., local officials were dispatched to Lillibridge Road after receiving reports of a crash in the area. According to responders, a UPS truck driver was attempting to leave a driveway in the area when a portion of his vehicle inadvertently blocked a railroad crossing. A train traveling north then hit the truck, throwing it several feet to the side of the railroad tracks. The driver sustained injuries in the collision and was immediately tended to by responding medical personnel. The crash is currently under investigation. Officials will release updates when appropriate.
Based on reports, this railroad crossing has been the site of other accidents in the past. Making this area safer for everyone requires identifying what caused these collisions so that related issues can be effectively addressed. It’s also important to point out that motorists injured in similar incidents may have legal options at their disposal, particularly if investigators discover reckless behavior or negligence.
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