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One person hurt after train and pickup collide near Alberton

Posted at 3:33 PM, Feb 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-19 20:32:12-05

ALBERTON – Emergency crews have responded to accident involving a pickup truck and a train near Alberton.

The Frenchtown Rural Fire District is on the scene of the crash, which happened between the Cyr and Fish Creek exits off of Interstate 90.

Fire officials report that one person was taken to the hospital. There’s no immediate word on the extent of injuries.

The vehicle was pushed approximately a ½ mile before the train could stop, according to FRFD.

We have a reporter on the scene and will bring you more information as it becomes available.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) , in coordination with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), is launching the 2019 national Rail Grade Crossing Safety campaign to increase public awareness about the dangers around railroad tracks and to reduce deaths and injuries.

Motor vehicle crashes at rail grade crossings are avoidable. This campaign is the latest in a 3-year, focused effort to reverse the uptick in rail grade crossing fatalities. Our message is simple: Stop. Trains Can’t.

For more information on the “Stop. Trains Can’t.” safety campaign, visit here.

Reporting by Mark Thorsell for MTN News

(Photo Credit: Frenchtown Rural Fire District)