NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — One person was injured after a train hit a truck Wednesday morning in Newport News, police say.
Newport News dispatch said the incident was reported at 9:40 a.m. around Industrial Park Drive and Jefferson Avenue. Police and medics responded to the scene.
Police said in a tweet the driver of the truck was taken to the hospital with injuries that were not considered life-threatening. Industrial Park Drive was blocked in both directions following the crash; the roadway reopened after nearly two hours.
Officials with CSX confirmed the train was going westbound for Richmond when it hit the truck. CSX said there was no damage, leaks or spills to any of the train’s freight following the collision.
CSX appreciates the swift response of the local first responders and is cooperating with the Newport News Police Department who is investigating the collision.
City officials confirmed that according to their traffic engineering records, there have been two other accidents involving trains and cars over the past five years. One was in 2015 at Warwick and 39th Street and the other was in 2016 at Warwick and O’Hara. In both of those cases, officials determined the drivers disregarded the gates and signals.
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