Man Ignores Warning, Train Hits Truck

Posted at 8:36 PM, Jan 22, 2013

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – A man’s truck was hit by a train when he refused to move it despite warnings from officials.

At about 7:16 p.m. Tuesday, two Grand Rapids Police Department Officers stopped at El Sombrero restaurant located at Bridge Street and Seward Avenue NW. When they got there, they noticed a truck was parked too close to the train tracks. Once inside the restaurant, they warned the owner of the truck, but the owner replied by telling the officers that he didn’t feel it was too close, and that he wasn’t going to move it.

Police tell FOX 17 News that about one minute later, a train rolled in, smashing directly into the truck.