Truck Struck by CSX Train at Bulle Rock Crossing
Driver Injured in Crash
(Havre de Grace, Md. – May 23, 2006) — The driver of a tractor-trailer delivering golf carts to the Bulle Rock Golf Course in Havre de Grace was slightly injured when his truck was struck by a CSX freight train shortly before 11:00 a.m. Tuesday morning. The train consisting of two locomotives and 34 cars, was traveling west on the CSX tracks near Havre de Grace when the 2000 Kenworth tractor-trailer operated by Michael John Kline of Silver Peak, New York attempted to cross the tracks and was struck.
The tractor was demolished by the impact and debris from the cash was strewn more than 200 feet from the point of impact. The freight train stopped following the collision and the tracks were closed for nearly two hours while Sheriff’s Deputies investigated the accident and the truck was removed from the crossing.
No injuries were reported to the crew of the CSX train.
The accident occurred at a railway crossing which is limited to commercial vehicles only. An employee of Bulle Rock was on site to operate the gate for the crossing, which is open only during business hours of the golf course.
Accident investigators with the Harford County Sheriff’s Office have not determined if the operator of the tractor-trailer disobeyed directions from the gate operator to stop, or if any attempts were made to warn the truck driver of the on-coming train.
Kline was transported by ambulance to the Bayview Hospital in Baltimore where he was treated for a possible fractured right leg.
Investigation of the accident is continuing.