Driver Injured in 18-wheeler, Train Accident in Clark County, NV
Clark County, NV-- July 13, 2022, one person was injured in , due to an accident where an 18-wheeler and a train crashed on Range Road.
Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 4:50 p.m. off the corner of Range Road and the 215 Beltway. It appears that an 18-wheeler went onto the tracks outside of Las Vegas as a train passed. As a result, the train crashed into the truck driver. EMS transported the truck driver to a hospital with reportedly minor injuries. No further information about the crash is available at this time.
Commentary on Semi-Truck, Train Accident on Range Road in Clark County
While it's not clear what happened here, folks may see things as pretty open-and-shut. After all, there aren't many reasons this sort of thing happens without a truck driver being in the wrong. But it's always important to be thorough and not jump to conclusions. Were there mechanical issues? Malfunctioning signals? A disabled truck on the tracks the conductor should have known about? A poorly trained truck driver? Likely or not, there are possible factors that are much more complex than just a driver being on their phone or recklessly trying to beat a train across the tracks. Especially if it can get someone the help they need, it's worth looking into all the possible factors surrounding this crash.