Bannock County, ID — A 40 year-old man is dead after a train-truck crash at a railroad crossing in Idaho man on March 31, 2011. The crash occurred shortly after 8:00 A.M. in Bannock County, ID when a commercial dump truck driver stopped on the tracks at a railroad crossing after the automatic crossing guard arm came down on the hood of his garbage truck.
Witnesses said the man climbed onto the hood of his truck to remove the crossing bar when the train crashed into the truck. Investigators with the Idaho State Police say that the man was thrown from the garbage truck when it was spun counterclockwise upon being hit by the train. He was found dead at the scene and is believed to have died instantly from the injuries he sustained during the crash.
A railroad spokesman with Union Pacific states that the freight train’s front locomotive received minor damage.
If you have been affected by a railroad crossing accident, contact a railroad crossing train crash attorney now to discuss your right to financial compensation. An experienced train accident attorney can find the cause of the crash and help you collect the personal injury or wrongful death damages you deserve.