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Witnesses blame overgrown trees for double-semi wreck with train 


A wreck involving a train and two semi trucks is being blamed on vegetation and overgrown trees restricting visibility. 

The crash happened on Wednesday, May 10th in Rosedale, Maryland at a railroad crossing along Lake Drive and is the fourth train collision at that crossing since 1988. 

“The trucks who come in and out of this industrial area back here go across that grade crossing without stopping many times,” said Rosedale resident Ramon Rhodes, who blames the overgrown vegetation and trees for reducing visibility. “They can’t see a train coming until they’re practically on top of the grade crossing.”

Drivers involved in previous wrecks at the location told investigators that they chose to drive straight over the tracks without stopping because the vegetation makes it impossible to see what’s coming unless they stop on the tracks, reported CBS Baltimore.

Wednesday’s wreck sent one driver to the hospital. Their current condition is not known.


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