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Vets' float crossed track after signals deployed, officials say


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  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    Nov. 18, 2012 6:18 a.m.

    This whole investigation and conclusion has been based on irrelevant and wrong information. Observation is not the only truth, where is the truck drivers statement of the incident? His is most crucial yet not mentioned. Did they get the black box out of the truck to see why it went on the track with so called warning devices operating in a soundproof environment.

    By rail road standards if the truck was on the track when the gate was coming down is not relevant at all, because once you start on the crossing a vehicle driver has no visible devices or audible to his senses.

    Interior of vehicles have become sound proof and relative, then on the tracks you have no visuals until the crossing guard is down and locked on the other side of the roadway. There is no light on the right side across the track so this conclusion has lots of credible doubt.

    The truck had to cross slower than normal vehicles because of wheel chairs and crutches on the flat bed. It is an accident of compound incidents that cannot be blamed on the train or truck driver.