A truck auto transporter was hit by passenger train
An official source of Saudi Railways Organization said that at 6:31 am on Monday, 5/8/1433(25/6/2012) , a truck auto transporter was hit by passenger train at the crossing of the National Guard in Hofuf. The truck driver was killed, and none of the train crew or passengers were injured in the accident and minor damages to the train engine.
Commenting on the accident, the Director of Public Relations of SRO Moh'ed Abuzaid said that the driver of the passenger train No ( 1) ,which leaves Dammam at 5:20 am, was surprised by a truck stuck on the rail line obstructing the train path when the truck driver ( Pakistani National) crossed the railway line without taking caution and ignoring warning and traffic signals.
Abu zaid added that the truck driver lost control of his truck when the train was approaching and the truck front was hit by the train and the truck driver was killed.
Teams of SRO's police ,civil defense and Red Crescent rushed to the site of the accident for investigation , and the train was allowed to leave after being checked by the SRO technician. The locomotive as well as the train crew were replaced by another as a precaution. The train reached Riyadh at 10:55 late about (98 minutes)
The SRO regrets for the accident confirming its commitment of running its trains according to the safe Operation Regulations by ensuring all the requirements of traffic safety at intersections and hopes from all motorists to comply with the traffic rules when approaching intersections and facilities rail lines for their safety and for the safety of the train passengers.
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