Fast-Thinking Conductor Prevents Minivan from Being Struck by Train

A minivan narrowly escaped being struck by a train in Hesperia Monday morning. The Honda Odyssey was involved in a crash with a Toyota Tacoma at 7:20 a.m. near Santa Fe Avenue East and Olive Street. The collision sent the minivan onto the railroad tracks, where it became stuck.

A BNSF train was heading for the minivan, but the conductor was able to stop it before it reached the minivan. The details of the crash are not clear, but the Odyssey and the Tacoma both had front-end damage. Three occupants of the Odyssey were taken to Loma Linda Medical Center for their injuries.

While train versus vehicle collisions have declined by 83% since 1972, there are still roughly 2,000 of these crashes each year. Read over our 6 safe driving tips for avoiding a train accident.

“We’re grateful to the conductor for responding quickly to the situation and preventing a potentially deadly crash,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

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DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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