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Semi truck struck by passenger train while fleeing scene of previous wreck 


A semi truck was struck by a train while fleeing the scene of a previous wreck in Connecticut on Monday. 

The accident happened on October 17th in Waterbury just before 11 a.m. 

NBC Connecticut reports that the tractor trailer was involved in a crash with another vehicle near the Metro-North Railroad property and left the scene. The truck then drove a short distance to the railroad crossing and stopped in the path of the 10:45 a.m. train. 

The driver then noticed the crossing arms lowering, but was unable to move the truck out of the way before being struck by the train. 

There were around 30 passengers on the train, and nine sustained minor injuries. The truck driver refused medical attention. 

The truck driver was ticketed for stopping on a railroad crossing, but no further information has been released. 


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