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2nd accident on tracks in less than two months

Driver 'wanders' away from truck-train collision

 

February 6, 2020

Edmonds PD

An early morning collision between a pickup truck and a train Feb. 4 delayed ferry and train service.

An 82-year-man in a pickup truck southbound made an illegal crossing on the west side of the railroad tracks in Edmonds early Tuesday morning, Feb. 4, and was struck by a BNSF train.

It's the third accident on the tracks in less than two months, stalling ferry, car, bike, pedestrian, bus, and train traffic.

On Dec. 13, a Sounder north line train was delayed after it struck a stalled vehicle on the tracks. The City Council recently voted against an emergency access ramp from the Sunset Avenue bluff to Brackett's Landing North.

In the latest incident, according to BNSF spokesman Gus Melonas,...



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