RAILROAD/HIGHWAY ACCIDENT REPORT ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAILROAD COMPANY TRAIN NO. 1 COLLISION WITH GASOLINE TANK TRUCK AT SOUTH SECOND STREET GRADE CROSSING, LODA, ILLINOIS, JANUARY 24, 1970

THE TANK OF THE TRUCK WAS SPLIT OPEN, SPILLING THE GASOLINE WHICH EXPLODED AND CAUGHT FIRE. THE BURNING GASOLINE COVERED THE EXTERIOR OF THE LOCOMOTIVE UNIT AND ENTERED THE CONTROL COMPARTMENT THROUGH THE NOSE DOOR, DAMAGED NOSE, AND OTHER OPENINGS. THREE EMPLOYEES OF THE RAILROAD AND THE THE DRIVER OF THE TRUCK RECEIVED FATAL INJURIES FROM THE BURNING GASOLINE. THE PROBABLE CAUSE OF THIS ACCIDENT WAS THAT THE OPERATOR DROVE THE GASOLINE-LADEN TRUCK, WITHOUT STOPPING ONTO THE TRACKS IMMEDIATELY IN FRONT OF THE APPROACHING TRAIN, WHILE THE CROSSING WARNING DEVICE WAS INDICATING THE TRAINS'S APPROACH. /HSL/

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  • Pagination: 34 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00226667
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Literature
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Report
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 5 1973 12:00AM