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Freddy wrote:I just watched a video of it as it happened on the site firehouse.com. Video came from a camera mounted on the side of a warehouse.Sorry, looks like it's been posted.
BALTIMORE — Stop signs at a rail crossing where a train and trash truck crashed in a Baltimore suburb were faded and one was hung upside down and facing away from the road, according to a preliminary report on last month's derailment and explosion.
The National Transportation Safety Board released the report on the May 28 derailment in Rosedale on Wednesday.
It says the two-track highway grade crossing where the crash occurred has no active warning lights or crossing gates. It is marked with crossbuck signs and yellow, nonstandard stop signs. The paint on both signs had faded significantly. The signs were also displaced from their mountings.
Backshophoss wrote:Was this crossing Private or Public? CSX might be on the hook for the condition of the "bucks" and signs.I'm not so sure it is that cut and dry. A yellow, non standard stop sign with one facing the wrong way and hanging upside down along with faded crossbucks? he may easily be able to claim he didn't see the signs due to poor maintenance of the crossing.
The Driver did not stop at the stop sign as required by law.
This is the almost perfect video to use for basic driver's education classes.
This video will show up on "Worst Drivers" onTV in a year or so.