Vehicle Struck By Train, Driver Uninjured

A wreck between a train and a truck temporarily shut down Dunn railroad crossings Wednesday morning. The man in the truck escaped the crash without injury. DAILY RECORD PHOTO/SHARON ANTINUCCI

By Tyler Stocks
Dunn Daily Record

DUNN – A man escaped injury after a train collided with his truck Wednesday morning in Dunn.

The collision happened shortly before 6:30 a.m. at the intersection of East Edgerton and Railroad Streets, said Major. Cary Jackson of the Dunn Police Department.

Jackson said a man driving a white truck tried to drive around the crossing arms because a northbound train was moving too slow.

However, a southbound train was also coming and collided with the truck.

The man, William Jackson, 57, of Dunn, was not injured in the collision.

A mangled truck rests near train tracks in downtown Dunn after colliding with a train Wednesday morning. DAILY RECORD PHOTO/SHARON ANTINUCCI

“The public should be aware that going around railroad crossing arms is not only unlawful but also very dangerous and could result in serious, even deadly consequences,” Jackson said.

The crash closed down all southern train crossings in town and crews from Dunn Emergency Services, Dunn Public Works, CSX and Dunn Police Department responded to the scene.

“Fortunately, the driver in this incident was not injured; however, he was extremely lucky to walk away,” Jackson said.

William Jackson was charged with failure to obey a railroad signal.

Alcohol and drugs are not suspected to be a factor, Major Jackson said.