UNION, S.C. — A big rig driver says he was so focused on backing into a parking lot that he didn’t notice an oncoming train about to strike his truck.

The Union Daily Times reports the accident report filed by the Union Public Safety Department says a Norfolk & Southern Railroad train hit a truck owned by SAIA Motor Freight Line on Monday afternoon, sending the truck’s driver to the hospital with minor injuries.

Lt. Kevin Powers says the train’s engineer said he repeatedly sounded the horn, but could tell the truck driver didn’t see it coming.

Powers says the truck driver has not been charged or ticketed since the accident occurred on a private drive.

Damage to the truck is estimated at $10,000 while damage to the locomotive is estimated at $1,000.


Information from: The Union Daily Times, http://www.uniondailytimes.com/