Two Missouri train accidents occur same day, same train

Two Missouri train accidents occur same day, same train

A Missouri train was involved in two accidents in the same day, one accident left a man in critical condition.

The first accident occurred when a 44-year-old man was traveling to St. Louis, Missouri when he drove through the barrier at a railroad crossing, according to police officials. The train struck the back half of the vehicle causing the man to be thrown 40 feet from the car. The man was rushed to the hospital and placed in the intensive care unit, but is expected to survive.

Two hours after this incident, the same train was involved in another accident when it hit the bumper of a maintenance worker’s truck that was parked to closely to the tracks. The worker was spraying weeds from inside the truck when the accident occurred, but he was uninjured.

Railroad accidents can cause serious injury to all people involved, our thoughts are with the victim during his recovery process.

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