Driver hit by train after driving around warning device

Published: 10/22/2019, 3:15 PM
Edited: 03/11/2021, 10:22 AM
(TULSA, Okla.) On Tuesday at 1:38 a.m., officers responded to an injury collision involving a train and a Ford Escort at 4000 E. Pine St.  Upon arrival officers made contact with the driver of the Ford Escort who was still inside the vehicle.  EMSA arrived and provided medical treatment. Officers made contact with a witness and BNSF train conductor who both stated the driver of the Ford Escort drove around the railroad arms as the train was approaching and stopped before completely crossing the train tracks.  The train, traveling eastbound, collided into the rear of the Ford Escort and pushed the vehicle off the railroad tracks and onto the south side of E. Pine St. The driver of the Ford Escort suffered minor scratches to the rear of their head and was transported to a local hospital for treatment.


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