Mason MI Train Accident: Four hospitalized after pickup truck/train collision

05/10/2010 // West Palm Beach, Florida, USA // Sandra Quinlan // Sandra Quinlan

Mason, MI—An injurious collision between a pickup truck and train sent four people to the hospital on Thursday, May 6, 2010. The truck-train crash occurred near the intersection of Kipp and Hull roads in Mason, Michigan, as reported by the Lansing State Journal.

Mason Police Department Sgt. Edward Hude allegedly reported a pickup truck collided with a southbound train Thursday afternoon. On impact, the pickup truck traveled approximately 100 feet from the railroad crossing, flipping several times. The truck came to a rest upside down next to the Norfolk Southern Railway (NS) locomotive.

Mason police and fire departments, Ingham County Sheriff’s Office, Lansing-Mason ambulance and Delhi Township all responded to the accident scene. Emergency personnel had to extricate a man from the severely damaged pickup. The unidentified male was then flown to Sparrow Hospital in serious condition. A woman and two children were also taken to Sparrow for treatment. Their conditions and identities were not released.

Although the intersection of Kipp and Hull roads reportedly lacks gates, the railroad crossing is equipped with warning lights. Police are trying to determine why the vehicle was on the train tracks at the time. Kipp Road was closed from U.S. 127 to Eden Road pending preliminary train-related accident investigations.

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