Quad City Driver’s Car Struck By Train While Looking At Cruise Liner
Yesterday afternoon, a car was struck by a Canadian Pacific Railway train in Davenport Iowa.
The Viking Riverboat cruise ship had just docked for the first time at River Heritage Park. City, company officials, and Quad-Cities tourism advocates held a ribbon cutting. Dozens of residents came to see the boat.
In the 600 block of River Drive in Davenport, a young person was pulling into the parking lot of Heritage park when the accident happened. The red Hyundai was driving past the train tracks when the back of the car was struck by a train and forced to spin parallel to the tracks.
"At approximately 3:20 p.m., a train made contact with a vehicle at a crossing near River Heritage Park in Davenport," Canadian Pacific Spokesperson Andy Cummings wrote in an email. "The incident is under investigation." (QCTimes)
The driver, who appeared physically unharmed, pulled off the damaged bumper, packed it into their car, and was able to drive away.
Many people are questioning, why there aren't alarms or railroad arms to prevent cars from crossing the tracks at the park.
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