I've been working for the big orange railroad for going on 20 years. Kids and dogs bust me up the most, I figure "most" adults can watch out for themselves. People don't think about the damage trains can do and we can't swerve to miss em. We can do up to 70 across the desert and we don't look like it until it's too late. Stay safe.A Midland County (Texas) Sheriffs Deputy was struck by a train while responding to a "baby not breathing" emergency and surprisingly "walked away from" the wreckage.
Railroad grade crossings are DANGEROUS ! ! !
This incident was caught on camera and should be a valuable lesson to all of us no matter what kind of vehicle we are operating.
It was in this same general area several years ago that a parade float carrying wounded veterans was hit by a train with horrific injuries and tragic deaths resulting. That story also made national news.
Our XM818 Semi Tractor came out of a Midland County Sheriffs Office auction.