MILWAUKEE COUNTY, WI — Minor injuries were reported Monday morning after a train crashed into a FedEx truck at a railroad crossing in northwest Wauwatosa, reports TMJ4.
The incident occurred at the Walnut Street crossing, near the city’s Public Works office, just before 10:00 a.m.
According to Milwaukee Police, a driver in a FedEx truck was heading westbound across the tracks to enter the parking lot of the DPW when it was hit by a southbound train.
A spokesperson with Union Pacific Railroad said the driver of the truck managed to escape the vehicle before the crash and only suffered minor injuries. They were treated on the scene by fire department crews. No one else in the vehicle or on the train were reported hurt. Officials also noted that while the train was transported mixed freight at the time, no hazardous materials were on board, and nothing spilled due to the crash.
City officials said the event occurred at a private crossing. While there was a stop sign and a warning sign posted at the intersection, the crossing is not equipped with arms or lights.
While Wauwatosa and Union Pacific Police continue to determine the cause of the wreck, the National Transportation Safety Board will not be involved in an investigation.
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