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Date: 10/09/19 19:15
Amtrak 97(7) vs car, Haines City FL
Author: GenePoon

HAINES CITY, Fla. (WFLA) – A man is dead in Polk County after deputies say he failed to
stop at railroad tracks and was hit by a train (probably
Amtrak 97(7), southbound Silver Meteor).

Deputies were called to the crash on Fletcher Fish Camp Road in Haines City around
2 p.m. Tuesday. When they got to the scene, deputies say they found 62-year-old Thomas
Henry dead.The crew on the Amtrak train told deputies they saw the Chevrolet Spark cross the
tracks at about 20 mph without stopping. They say they were blowing the train’s horn
and started emergency braking but couldn’t avoid hitting Henry’s car.

The train had 99 passengers and 15 crew members on board. No one on the train was
injured and the front end suffered just minor damage. It was able to continue its trip after
being released but was delayed several hours, deputies say.

Article with photo: https://www.wfla.com/news/driver-hit-killed-by-train-in-haines-city/

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/10/19 07:31 by GenePoon.

Date: 10/09/19 21:18
Re: Amtrak 97(7) vs car, Haines City FL
Author: bluesboyst

Another Darwn Award Winner.  Sad....

Date: 10/10/19 03:56
Re: Amtrak 97(7) vs car, Haines City FL
Author: andersonb109

 "Probably the Silver Meteor." One wouldn't know from the crack reporting. That article wouldn't even rate a D- in any journalism class if there even is such a class offered in today's world.  Darwin award winner didn't stand much of a chance in that tiny vehicle. Damage doesn't look to be all that serious. 

Date: 10/11/19 08:11
Re: Amtrak 97(7) vs car, Haines City FL
Author: joemvcnj

15 crew ?
I can see 4 train crew, 3 Sleeper 2 coach , 2 food = 11

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