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Train collides with trailer in Rosedale, no injuries reported

Train collides with trailer in Rosedale, no injuries reported
Baltimore County emergency crews respond to Rosedale, where a train struck a vehicle trying to cross the tracks. No injuries were reported. (Courtesy Northeastern Supply)

A train collided with a vehicle in Rosedale Monday morning, Baltimore County fire officials said, less than two miles from the site of a significant derailment and explosion in 2013 along the same rail line.

The crash was reported around 8:35 a.m. on Schaefers Lane, just off Pulaski Highway in an industrial area. No injuries were reported, and there was no derailment. Fire officials said the train appeared to have struck the trailer portion of a truck.

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The lane crosses the tracks at grade, connecting industrial facilities with Pulaski Highway.

In May 2013, a CSX train collided with a trash truck at a ungated grade crossing near the intersection of Pulaski Highway and 68th Street. In that case, the train was carrying chemicals and derailed, with an explosion felt for miles. The National Transportation Safety Board found the trash truck driver was at fault. Several people were injured by the explosion.

The NTSB, as part of its report on the crash, recommended CSX improve the 68th Street crossing's safety, in addition to three nearby crossings along the Pulaski Highway corridor. That included the Schaefers Lane crossing, NTSB spokesman Eric Weiss said.

Weiss described the Schaefers Lane crossing as "steeped hump, foliage problems, and narrow road."

"We warned about this," Weiss said. "Here we are again with another train colliding with another vehicle in Rosedale."

CSX Corp. spokesman Gary Sease said the three-locomotive train was hauling 47 automobile carriers and was heading from Detroit to Philadelphia.

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