- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 25, 2014

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) - A construction worker escaped injury when the cargo trailer he was pulling with his pickup truck was struck by a train at a crossing in Butte.

Skip Waldorf of Butte told The Montana Standard (https://bit.ly/1mwlsXz ) he was nearing the crossing just before 9 a.m. Tuesday when he saw the train coming around the bend.

Because of the recent snowfall, he felt he would have been unable to stop in time, so he decided to “gun it” across the tracks.

He says the train was coming right at his window and he was lucky to at least get his pickup across the tracks. The train struck his cargo trailer, tearing a hole in it.

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Information from: The Montana Standard, https://www.mtstandard.com

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