Train Strikes Car at Gainesville Railroad Crossing

No injuries were reported.

Lee Highway in western Prince William County is closed after a train struck a car on the railroad tracks, according to Prince William County Police reports.

It happened around 8 p.m. at the railroad crossing on Lee Highway in Gainesville.

The driver of the car was able to escape before impact, Prince William police reported on their Facebook page Wednesday night. No injuries were reported.

Police said the roadway will remain closed until the train can be moved.

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BP December 20, 2012 at 06:40 AM
The important thing is the railroad barons keep their millions in the bank and the $50 track monitor isn't installed so the next time the train load of toxic ooze hits a stranded tanker everybody gets a good whiff.
Amy W. December 20, 2012 at 03:04 PM
I don't understand people that sit on the railroad track and don't think the train will come. We live off John Marshall and 29S, the traffic was out of control last night because of one persons stupidity, lucky for them they were able to jump out of the car. Signs were installed during the last train/18wheeler crash to warn people and yet we have another accident... Geez people pay attention!!
Tina Goode December 20, 2012 at 03:29 PM
Thank you for keeping us informed. I will stop complaining about the traffic on I95 going to Richmond yesterday. Took us 2 and a half hrs rather than 1 hr and 45 min!! We are heading to the service this morning with burial after Mass and then a reception so will probably be back in PWC by 7 pm! See all tomorrow at 7idh if the World hasn't gone up in Ike!!
BP December 21, 2012 at 10:27 PM
So why a picture of a cop car and not the screwy set up at this death trap crossing that diagonals the street forever? The third most dangerous crossing in the state with 14 collisions and the idiots have a 45 mph train speed limit going with 40,000 a day vehicles. There should be a ticket on the state and Feds for allowing death traps while sleeping with their railroad buds. 3 0.133811 714363S NS VA PRINCE WILL GAINESVILLE LEE HWY 1 0 0 0 1 FQ 18 1 45 YES 4 40,875


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