At Least One Injured in Truck, Train Accident on Lloyd Street in Hyattsville, MD
Hyattsville, MD -- June 3, 2022, one person was seriously injured due to an accident where a train crashed into a truck on Lloyd Street.
Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 3:00 p.m. off the corner of Lloyd Street and Kenilworth Avenue.
Officials did not specify exactly what caused the crash. They said only that a CSX train crashed into a dump truck that was on the tracks. As a result, at least one person suffered a partially amputated hand. It's unclear if anyone else was hurt.
No further information is available at this time.
Commentary on Truck, Train Accident on Lloyd Street in Hyattsville
While it isn't clear what exactly happened here, folks likely wouldn't be wrong simply assuming the truck driver did something wrong. After all, it's not like trains are all that unpredictable. But just because that assumption would likely be right doesn't mean there shouldn't be more thorough investigations.
For all we know, there were issues with the crossing guards or the signals, or perhaps there is overgrowth blocking drivers' views of the railroad. It could even be that the tracks are poorly maintained and disabled the truck. There are even circumstances where a truck driver ends up on a railroad track they shouldn't be because their employer failed to properly plan out their route.
Whatever happened here, getting people the help they need means having all the facts. That's not going to happen with folks just jumping to conclusions, even if those conclusions may be the most likely explanation.