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Williston man dies in train-bulldozer crash

July 30, 2013

TRENTON – A 45-year-old Williston man was killed Monday night west of Trenton when the Amtrak passenger train crashed into the bulldozer he was driving....

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rickrod

Jul-30-13 12:10 PM

How many trains have been struck by people not driving safe.

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billldoesntgetit

Jul-30-13 12:21 PM

How many crossings are unmarked? How many times does a train fly thru without sounding the whistle?

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rickrod

Jul-30-13 12:52 PM

billyouranidiot, I would love for you to show me the unmarked crossing, or better yet tell us the location. I have never seen a train go through a crossing without sounding its horn. But I have seen dumb drivers race the train to the crossing, and sure have heard people complain about the train horn.

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SayWhat

Jul-30-13 1:55 PM

It indicates in the article that the bulldozer driver was driving illegally on a BNSF "private" construction crossing. This means the bulldozer had no business on that crossing. So you can't blame the train for this one. Pretty hard to stop a train traveling 70mph. Thoughts and prayers are out to driver and family.

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Riverbanks

Jul-30-13 4:08 PM

Let me set you two all knowing idiots straight!The man you are referring to is my brother who worked for the construction company. My brother was a very responsible person who would never risk out running a train to get to the other side of the tracks. So the next time you want to talk*****about someone in full view of everyone think about the people/family you might*****off or hurt!!! How about getting your facts straight before you shoot off your thoughts

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Riverbanks

Jul-30-13 5:45 PM

listen here, my uncle would never ever do anything reckless like that and i know from the 15 years i have known him now yall can say what you want but the truth is he would never do anything stupid like that its not his fault at all he was following orders and working while everybody was on their*****lunch break and there was no flagger ahead to give indication to the oncoming train therefore i say it is purely and solely the companys fault for his death and that is that.

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rickrod

Jul-30-13 6:45 PM

The train has right of way! ever hear of stop/look/listen? train is not at fault, and that is a fact. Sorry for your loss.

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Missy1

Jul-30-13 9:31 PM

Riverbanks, I am so very sorry for your loss. Not an one of the people know for fact, what happened. They can only assume. I am sorry.

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MattRothchild

Jul-31-13 9:05 AM

"It indicates in the article that the bulldozer driver was driving illegally on a BNSF "private" construction crossing. This means the bulldozer had no business on that crossing"

Sure it did. The article said the crossing wasn't open to the public (think: marked crossing with crossbuck sign) and nowhere does it say the driver was crossing illegally. In fact, the Amtrak spokesman made it sound like this kind of crossing is totally legitimate.

I suspect there's some kind of construction site there and the workers are moving equipment and materials across the tracks at this crossing all the time. The only problem is that the driver, in this case, picked the wrong time to cross.

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JackAaah

Jul-31-13 1:02 PM

I beg to differ....it could be both your brother and your uncle. I feel Riverbanks did 'get his facts straight'.....

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Russ98387

Jul-31-13 3:44 PM

Simple, your brother gets married to your Mothers' sister, who is your aunt, therefore he is your bother and uncle. Other than that one truth remains, you can't steer trains.

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billldoesntgetit

Jul-31-13 11:42 PM

rickrod.. Your an idiot.. How many dozer operators RACE to beat the train.. Maybe in your clan but not the rest of the country.. Stupid comment on your part..

Sorry for your loss riverbank.. I suspect the company rule is you wear ear plugs and a hard hat.. blocking out any whistle..but on a private crossing I seriously doubt there was a whistle..

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