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Date: 11/17/12 08:52
Amtrak hits, kills motorist in Bealton, VA
Author: cinder

Amtrak P050, The Cardinal, hit a motorist around 4:55 pm yesterday in Bealton, VA.

http://www.fauquiernow.com/index.php/fauquier_news/article/car-struck-by-train-near-bealeton

The driver pulled into the path of the eastbound train despite clear weather and excellent sight distance down a long stretch of tangent double track. The picture below shows the stop-sign crossing (red x) on the left where the accident occurred. The green "o" on the right is an alternative crossing guarded by lights and gates. The train was travelling from left to right, probably in excess of 60mph.It is quite possible the setting sun hindered the driver's vision.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/17/12 08:54 by cinder.




Date: 11/18/12 03:34
Re: Amtrak hits, kills motorist in Bealton, VA
Author: LoadLimited

79 thru here and it's not p050 on NS, just Amtrak 50.

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