NEW INFO: Train Hits Truck At Beaufort County Crossing

The driver of a pick-up truck is lucky after his vehicle was hit by a train this afternoon in Beaufort County.

It happened around 3:10 p.m. at a private crossing that goes into Kemp Recyclers. The business is on Highway 17, south of Chocowinity.

Authorities say the driver apparently pulled across the tracks, not realizing the northbound Norfolk Southern freight train was approaching.

Troopers charges Bobby Woolard, Jr. with making an unsafe movement.

Woolard was not hurt, while his truck was damaged on the driver's side rear quarter panel.


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  • by Robert Pines Location: Sullivan on Feb 3, 2012 at 04:38 AM
    Bobby Woolard, Jr. DO NOT pay this ticket. The mickey mouse sign there was put in by the railroad and means nothing legally. There are no statutes our SO-CALLED police can charge you with for their railroad buds on private property. The railroad was the one doing the un-safe movement. http://utu199.progressthroughunity.org/documents/safetyhotline What is the distance for leaving standing equipment from a road crossing when there is an adjacent track? 250 feet when practical, unless otherwise specified in Individual Timetable Instructions Item 4. Hey cops ---Was the train speeding? Blowing horns? Make a effort to brake? Going backwards without flaggers? It's obvious the crossing fails sight line requirements. http://csx-sucks.com/SiteDist.pdf Do your job COPS --- Let somebody besides the railroad train you. You are the ultimate in patheticism!!!
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      by Oh Robert on Feb 3, 2012 at 05:42 AM in reply to Robert Pines
      Don't hate on CSX because you can't work for CSX. The story clearly states it was a Norfolk Southern train, so why bring CSX into it? I can't stand people like you. I bet you hate Unions also.
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        by c-had on Feb 3, 2012 at 11:59 AM in reply to Oh Robert
        I have dealt with Railroad employess often(in my occupation) and MANY of them are arrogant for some unknown reason(kind of like cops).I am talking major chip on their shoulders and man do you sound like one of them.
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          by Nope on Feb 3, 2012 at 12:57 PM in reply to c-had
          No, I am not one of them. I'm married to one of them. And I have delt with people like you also, jealousy is the root of all evil. They are hiring if you can pass the test.
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          by c-had 2 nope on Feb 3, 2012 at 01:49 PM in reply to c-had
          I see the arrogance rubs off on the wives as well. Here again, similar to cops.Why exactly would I be jealous of a laborer again?LOL
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          by Anonymous on Feb 3, 2012 at 06:00 PM in reply to c-had
          Laborer? LOLOL if making over a hundred and fifty thousand a year is a laborer I'll take it any day. Like I said jealous. Oh, but let me guess, you make more than that pushing a pencil. Last time I checked driving trains doesn't involve much labor :D
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          by c-had on Feb 3, 2012 at 07:29 PM in reply to c-had
          Driving trais,LOL.You mean he is an Engineer.It is easy to make outlandish claims when you post as anonymous.Just so you know I do not make that much money and will not claim that I do.However I DO KNOW engineers start around 50,000 a year and maybe after 25 years they can top 100,000.So dont lie,your husband probably picks spikes up off the trackside.LOLOLOLOL
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          by to nope on Feb 4, 2012 at 05:30 PM in reply to c-had
          jealousy? what is it that we have to be jealous of? i dont get it. i agree with robert..the sign is just not enough--there needs to be an arm and flashing lights for every train crossing.
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      by Anonymous on Feb 3, 2012 at 06:15 AM in reply to Robert Pines
      You are so mercifully free from the burden of intelligence. It's a TRAIN, not another vehicle that can stop easily. It is incumbent upon the drivers of motor vehicles to STOP, LOOK, AND LISTEN for the train. Multiple thousands of tons of metal always has the right of way, and it's not like the train can swerve to miss someone. Police don't need the railroad to train them...this is simple common sense. The real ultimate in "patheticism" are people who stand on the sidelines and tell LEOs how to do their jobs, while they themselves have never done that job.
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        by Anonymous on Feb 3, 2012 at 09:48 AM in reply to
        Robert reminds me of someone who was rejected by the RR. Just my opinion.
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          by Anonymous on Feb 3, 2012 at 02:12 PM in reply to
          I'm betting that Robert frequently travels in groups of one.
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        by please on Feb 4, 2012 at 05:32 PM in reply to
        i agree that there needs to be reform in railroad crossings. its nothing to get all offended about, something i cannot understand. its just the truth. a small sign is easy to miss for a vehicle that cannot stop.
  • by Railroad on Feb 3, 2012 at 01:17 AM
    ALWAYS STOP, LOOK AND LISTEN! Even at A SIGNAL CROSSING OR DOUBLE TRACKS ,WHEN YOU CAN'T SEE BOTH WAYS CLEAR. THE TRAIN ALWAYS HAS THE RIGHT OF WAY. READ YOUR DRVRS BOOK. Glad to know everyone safe.
  • by Amazing on Feb 2, 2012 at 05:20 PM
    why I'm I not surprised that Bo and Luke Duke would try and jump the train tracks somewhere down east.... Lawless place.
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      by what? on Feb 2, 2012 at 08:14 PM in reply to Amazing
      say what you want, but the issue is that on these roads, there are minimal signs for the RR crossing--it's easy to overlook if you always travel that road and never see trains on it. i suppose it takes one lucky miss to remember, but don't be so quick to judge. i've done it--not all tracks have those mechanical arms that protect you when a train's coming.
  • by Anonymous Location: hyde county on Feb 2, 2012 at 04:03 PM
    First of all, it's not private property, it's a business, second, it's the railroad's property, tracks, come on now. think, and I'm way down here, and know better than that! Glad no body is hurt.
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      by Robert Pines on Feb 3, 2012 at 04:39 AM in reply to
      Read the sign slick---PRIVATE PROPERTY
  • by Robert Pines Location: United States on Feb 2, 2012 at 02:16 PM
    The police might want to check their law books. You don't need a drivers lisence on private property. What about the train going backwards with no FLAGGERS or signals. There is the un-safe movement.
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      by Anonymous on Feb 2, 2012 at 03:09 PM in reply to Robert Pines
      Or maybe there should have been no charges. Handle it "internally". Works for some when pulling out in front of a car. Might be the same for trains.
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      by c-had on Feb 2, 2012 at 08:02 PM in reply to Robert Pines
      These are Beaufort county robots.Dont expect too much.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 2, 2012 at 01:02 PM
    Guess they don't teach stop, look and listen any more. Oh well. Thank God no body was hurt.
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