Truck, CSX train collide in Harford Co.

one injured

Joppa Road now reopened

November 11, 2011|By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun

The driver of a flatbed truck was injured Friday morning when his vehicle collided with a CSX train on Joppa Road in Harford County, police said.

The driver was trying to cross the tracks at about 9:30 a.m. when the train struck his truck near the rear side, said Capt. Keith Warner of the Harford County sheriff's office. Joppa Road was closed between U.S. 40 and Maryland 7 for about four hours.

The train, which was traveling at about 40 mph, pushed the truck down the tracks about 20 yards, Warner said. The truck then flipped on its side.

The driver was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center with injuries that were not life-threatening, Warner said.

The train conductor told investigators that his headlight, bell and horn were working at the time of the incident, and so were the flashing lights at the crossing.

The driver told authorities he did not see the warning lights.

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