Knoxville, TN: Train trashes minivan in crossing collision

11 May

Three occupants of a minivan were lucky to escape with their lives when the vehicle in which they were travelling was hit by a train on an active open crossing (lights and bells, but no barriers). Fortunately they escaped with minor injuries but also sustained a learning point – don’t run the red, you could end up dead rather than nursing a bruised ego and a trashed vehicle..

The collision occurred on Fairfax Avenue, near Oswald in North Knoxville at about 09.10am on May 8th. The police have established that the driver of the vehicle did not yield as required. However, the reasons leading to this state of affairs has not yet emerged.

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