One person was seriously injured after a freight train struck a car Tuesday morning in Rosedale — at the same crossing where a train derailed after crashing into a truck in 2013, triggering an explosion felt throughout the region, officials said.
The injured driver in Tuesday’s crash, whose name was not released Tuesday, was taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center with life-threatening injuries, the Baltimore County Fire Department said. The collision was first reported about 7 a.m. at the crossing in the 7500 block of Lake Drive, according to Baltimore County police.
The train’s crew was uninjured, and no damage, leaks or spills were reported, CSX said in a statement, thanking the county fire department for its quick response.
“At CSX safety is our highest priority in communities where we operate and incidents like this reinforce the need for the public to use extra caution around railroad tracks,” the Jacksonville, Fla.-based railroad said in a statement.
In the 2013 derailment, the truck driver was seriously injured and two CSX workers aboard the train, the engineer and a conductor, had minor injuries. The explosion that followed the 45-car train’s derailment happened after chemicals used to make plastic caught fire, officials said.
That derailment happened at private grade crossing where the only safety mechanism was a sign notifying motorists to stop, a National Transportation Safety Board official said at a news conference at the time.
Baltimore Sun reporter McKenna Oxenden contributed to this article.