Driver injured when train hits truck in Jackson Township

A Jackson Township man was trapped in his pickup truck for about two hours after it was struck by a train Monday morning, according to officials.

Emergency personnel work to extricate a the driver of a vehicle that was hit by a train on Little Creek Road in Jackson Township Monday, April 23, 2018. The driver suffered moderate injuries according to Northern Regional Police. Bill Kalina photo

Northern York County Regional Police said in a news release that the 25-year-old man's Dodge Dakota was traveling east on Little Creek Road when it failed to yield the right of way to an approaching cargo train, Monday, April 23.

The cargo train, from York Rail, was traveling south toward Spring Grove at 20 mph, and sounded the horn as it approached the crossing, which was unguarded, but the train still collided with the truck, police said.

The collision pushed the truck about 350 feet, before the truck became dislodged and came to rest on its side, police said. 

The crash was reported about 8 a.m. 

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The driver of the truck was trapped in it for about two hours while emergency crews removed him from the vehicle, the release states.

He was taken to York Hospital by ambulance for treatment of his injuries, which police say are not life-threatening.

The train engineer and the conductor were not injured, and the train had minimal damage, officials said. The truck was destroyed.

Anyone within information on the crash is asked to contact police through the department's tipline at 717-467-8355 or

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