• November 29, 2022

FedEx Driver Killed in Crash with Train on J. Davis Road in Haralson County, GA

Haralson County, GA — November 28, 2022, a FedEx driver died when his truck crashed with an Amtrak train on J. Davis Road in Haralson County.

Authorities say the incident happened around 11:00 a.m. on J. Davis Road. Preliminary investigation suggests the victim was driving a FedEx truck south when he came to a railroad crossing and allegedly failed to stop or yield. The truck continued onto the tracks and was hit by a passing Amtrak train. After the impact the train pushed the truck around half a mile further up the tracks before coming to a stop.

The truck driver was pronounced dead at the scene. No other injuries were reported.

The crash remains under investigation. No further information is available at this time.

FedEx Driver Killed in Haralson County, GA Crash with Amtrak Train

Commentary on FedEx Truck/Train Accident in Haralson County

Folks tend to consider crashes like this as open-and-shut. After all, trains can't exactly steer clear of collisions so people assume a driver who crossed one's path made a serious mistake. Statistically that's the most likely explanation, but it can't be taken for granted until other possible factors have been considered. What about poor crossing maintenance? Missing signage? Lack of visibility? Mechanical issues in the truck? A lack of experience or poor training for the victim?

It's not always obvious when reading a few sentences in the news, but many accidents are far more complex than they may appear at first. Unfortunately, both the public and law enforcement tend to miss things below the surface of a crash like this one and assume it's easily explained. When that happens important evidence may slip through the cracks--could that be happening here? If it's possible that something crucial was overlooked, it may be best to have independent experts look again.

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