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Date: 10/15/20 22:28
Amtrak Slices a Car in Half in Albany, Oregon
Author: Gothic_Albany

This afternoon the northbound Coast Starlight hit a vehicle at the Ellingson Road crossing in Albany, Oregon. The vehicle ended up about 100 feet north of the grade crossing in chunks. The male driver was reported deceased by the local paper.






Date: 10/15/20 22:53
Re: Amtrak Slices a Car in Half in Albany, Oregon
Author: Hookdragkick

Amtrak sees too much of that.

Posted from Android



Date: 10/16/20 10:48
Re: Amtrak Slices a Car in Half in Albany, Oregon
Author: P

Yikes. How unfortunate. Did the crossing have an active warning device?

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Date: 10/16/20 11:14
Re: Amtrak Slices a Car in Half in Albany, Oregon
Author: jst3751

P Wrote:
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> Yikes. How unfortunate. Did the crossing have
> an active warning device?
>
> Posted from Android

Looking at the included picture answers that question.



Date: 10/16/20 21:33
Re: Amtrak Slices a Car in Half in Albany, Oregon
Author: P

jst3751 Wrote:
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> P Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Yikes. How unfortunate. Did the crossing have
> > an active warning device?
> >
> > Posted from Android
>
> Looking at the included picture answers that
> question.

Ok, pic was pretty small on my phone, but blowing it up a bit reveals flashers and a long gate. I don't get how this happens..... smh



Date: 10/16/20 21:48
Re: Amtrak Slices a Car in Half in Albany, Oregon
Author: roustabout

P Wrote:
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> jst3751 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > P Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > Yikes. How unfortunate. Did the crossing have
> > > an active warning device?
> > >
> > > Posted from Android
> >
> > Looking at the included picture answers that
> > question.
>
> Ok, pic was pretty small on my phone, but blowing
> it up a bit reveals flashers and a long gate. I
> don't get how this happens..... smh

I understand the deceased went around the gates



Date: 10/16/20 23:24
Re: Amtrak Slices a Car in Half in Albany, Oregon
Author: SooGuy64

Suicide by train?



Date: 10/18/20 23:42
Re: Amtrak Slices a Car in Half in Albany, Oregon
Author: ProAmtrak

More like an impatient idiot!

Posted from Android



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