Truck Driver Charged For Rosedale Train Derailment

Rosedale Train Explosion

Video thumbnail for youtube video Breaking News:Train Derailment Causing Buildings to Collapse In Maryland | CDLLifeThis week, CSX, the railroad company involved in a collision with a truck in Rosedale, Maryland, announced it is suing Jacob Alban Jr., 50, the driver of the truck that was involved in the accident.

Alban was driving a trash truck for his company, Alban Waste LLC, when the crash occurred on May 28. The collision caused the derailment of a CSX train, which set off an explosion.

Today, the Baltimore County police department announced that Alban will be charged with seven misdemeanor traffic violations including:

  • Failure to stop at a railroad crossing when required
  • Failure to stop a vehicle 15 to 50 feet from the nearest railroad crossing rail
  • Failure to stop, look and listen at a railroad crossing
  • Proceeding across a railroad crossing when unsafe
  • Failure of a commercial vehicle to slow down, stop and clear a railroad crossing
  • Failure to use a seatbelt
  • Negligent driving

According to a press release from the Baltimore County police department states the violations carry various fines.  The driver may contest the charges in court.

The investigation concludes,  “The cause of this crash is driver error on the part of … John J. Alban Jr.” It concludes that drugs and alcohol were not factors.