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Union Pacific train hits car with two passengers in Fife

Post by Alexis Krell / The News Tribune on Aug. 9, 2012 at 7:18 pm with 5 Comments »
August 9, 2012 8:06 pm

UPDATE: One man in the vehicle was taken to the hospital in critical condition, and the other man was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, Commander T. Floyd with the Fife Police Department said.

INITIAL POST: Medics were called to a car-train accident in Fife at 6:48 p.m, Tacoma fire Battalion Chief Jim Zuluaga said.

The car was crossing the tracks at 4020 78th Ave. E in Fife when it was hit by a Union Pacific train that was going about 40 miles per hour,  Zuluaga said.

The two passengers of the car are being treated by medics and will be transported to a hospital, Zuluaga said. Their condition is not yet known, he said.

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  1. paradox255 says:

    Wouldn’t it be wise to look for trains before crossing the tracks?

  2. vincati says:

    Two passengers but no driver? How odd.

  3. photinia says:

    There will be MORE of these collisions around Pierce Co. in the years to come….I also think that the Sounder trains that are gonna run right behind the homeless shelter on STW are gonna hit people along that stretch….people go into those woods all along there to drink and shoot heroin…seems like just a matter of time….hope I’m wrong.

  4. redstepchild says:

    2 passengers n no driver. Guess that bY answers why the got hit. Potentially could have a murder attempt. No word if they were tied up, etc, or WHO the car belonged to, or if it was stolen. I hope TNT updates this story. Right now it resembles a mob hit, which it might not be.

  5. DavidAnderson says: – the real story of why the trains are coming. While this TNT article of the accident in Fife concerns freight, frightening are high speed passenger trains, 12 times per day along neighborhood borders.

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