>>230980 (last bread)
>Obviously the train slowed down so must have been warned…
I think it was warned.
Helicopter surveillance saw the truck and warned the engineer.
I’m guessing truck was kitty korner between the crossbucks with the back end (dumpster lift hydraulics boom) facing the oncoming train.
Train hits boom, spins truck around and rips body off the cab, leaving the cab at the crossing. Train drags truck body down the tracks until the body rolls off down the embankment.
Question is, if truck tried to run crossing, why didn’t occupants flee cab when getting stuck, unless train hit the truck just as it was trying to run the crossing.?
Have to figure, though, if aerial surveillance sees truck and warns engineer, the truck had to have been there for a while, so why didn’t occupants flee?
If the truck was there as a plant, the only sense I can make of it is that the occupants were patsies, i.e., they were told they were only going to force the train to stop, on the idea of an antifa protest.
I don’t think surveillance would see a truck headed towards the crossing and tell the engineer to brake, assuming the truck would stop on the tracks. However, it could be that the access road was closed and any traffic was regarded as a danger.
Key is how fast does an amtrak train usually go through there, and how fast was this one going. If this train was slower, then why?