Pickup hit by train in Oregon; driver seriously injured


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WESTFIR, Oregon — Oregon State Police say the driver of a pickup truck was seriously injured when his vehicle was hit by a westbound Union Pacific Railroad train at a crossing near Westfir.

The Register-Guard reports (http://is.gd/v3CK2S ) Oakridge fire crews got him out of the pickup Wednesday morning. He was flown to a Springfield hospital. The man was not immediately identified.

Police say the train's operator braked after seeing the pickup stopped on the tracks but couldn't stop completely.

Information from: The Register-Guard, http://www.registerguard.com

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