One Injured in Crash with Train on Morgan Street in Brackenridge, PA
Brackenridge, PA — November 25, 2022, one person was hospitalized after his car was hit by a train on Morgan Street in Brackenridge.
Authorities say the incident happened just before 10:00 p.m. at the intersection of Sixth Ave and Morgan Street. Preliminary investigation suggests only that a car was on tracks across Morgan when it was hit by a passing Norfolk Southern Railway train.
The car's driver was transported to an area hospital in unknown condition. No other injuries were reported.
The investigation is ongoing. No further information is available at this time.
Commentary on Brackenridge Train Accident on Morgan St
Folks see a train collision and tend to jump to conclusions. It's understandable why--there aren't many things a train can really do wrong as it travels a predictable path at generally-avoidable speeds. However, that doesn't mean we should just blame the victim and move on as there could be extenuating circumstances to consider. For instance, maybe the crossing's arms or lights malfunctioned. Alternately, the car could have malfunctioned and kept the driver from stopping. The victim could have had a medical emergency at the wheel that took their control away. Roads could have been wet or uneven and taken the car's traction away.
That's just a handful of the many possibilities that need careful consideration. Common or not, it's important to include them all in a full investigation rather than jumping to conclusions. Unless everything's accounted for important details might slip through the cracks, and that wouldn't be fair to anyone. Will police taken the time and care to make sure only the truth finds its way to their reports?