Jackson Township man injured when train strikes his pickup truck in York County

YORK COUNTY, Pa.– A 25-year-old Jackson Township man was injured Monday morning after his pickup truck collided with a York Rail cargo train on Little Creek Road in Jackson Township, according to Northern York Regional Police.

The driver, whose name has not been released, was trapped inside his vehicle for nearly two hours while emergency crews worked to extract him. He was taken to York Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries, police say.

A 46-year-old male train engineer and a 26-year-old conductor were not injured, police say.

Preliminary investigation found that the victim’s 2008 Dodge Dakota pickup truck was traveling east on Little Creek Road when it failed to yield the right-of-way to the train, which was traveling south toward Spring Grove at approximately 20 mph, police say. The train sounded its horn as it approached the unguarded crossing, according to police.

The impact pushed the truck 348 feet along the rail line before the truck disengaged and came to rest on its side, police say.

 

The investigation into this crash continues.  Anyone with information is asked to contact the Northern York County Regional Police Department through its tipline at 717.467.TELL(8355) or tips@nycprd.org.