The accident happened west of Charlottesville; as of this writing (Wednesday afternoon), the train is moving back to Charlottesville, where lawmakers will be put on a bus to continue to the retreat - where concerns will be different from they were before the accident.
Congressional staffers said in emails that U.S. Sen. They are "in the process" of trying to interview the driver of the truck, he said. "A number of members have very small children who are on the train".
Gene Locke, who lives near the tracks in Crozet, said he pulled up to the crossing between 8:30 am and 9:30 am.
Congressman Tom Cole said first responders evacuated at least two people who were injured, and who were apparently on the truck.
Many times on this page we have decried the nation's tolerance for vehicle crashes and fatalities which, in one year alone, outpace all the USA lives lost to terrorists worldwide since 9/11 by a factor of about 12, but what's truly maddening about rail crossing deaths is that reducing them further doesn't necessarily require some huge public investment or stringent "nanny state" regulations. Then, as she started to turn around, the gate went up. Officials said Time Disposal has two crashes on record, in 2015 and 2016.
No safety inspection records for the crossing were immediately available.
"There's a lighted crossing guard where the train crosses", Hill said. They provided physical support, made sure his jaw was forward and kept his airway open - including using a tracheal tube - until paramedics arrived to take him to the hospital.