WES collision with a car on the tracks on Durham Road in Tigard, pushed the car 200 yards north, no injuries reported.

WES collides with car on Durham Road

A WES commuter train collided with a car on Durham Road Monday night, pushing the car about 200 yards north on the tracks. There were no major injuries reported.

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RailcarEng says ... on Tuesday, Sep 28 at 11:14 AM

Huh.. guess the driver of the car didn't see the 90ft long 15ft tall Railcar. Go figure.

unemployable says ... on Tuesday, Sep 21 at 8:04 AM

Driver needs more practice...

techguy says ... on Tuesday, Sep 21 at 8:00 AM

Yeah, I wasn't sure how to say it otherwise, but it's not the train's fault. I wish I could edit after posting - I didn't see damage to the fence, but that makes more sense to explain what happened, since the car was barely damaged. Sorry for error.

Jeff says ... on Tuesday, Sep 21 at 4:30 AM

Why do articles always list the train as hitting the car? It's not like it can turn to avoid the goober who decided to block the tracks. It makes it sound like the train is at fault.

techguy says ... on Monday, Sep 20 at 10:59 PM

Thanks for the correction.

Techguy says ... on Monday, Sep 20 at 10:57 PM

thanks for the correction

carlos says ... on Monday, Sep 20 at 9:10 PM

The car wasn't pushed 200 yards north- probably wasn't pushed much at all. It came through the fence in the background of the photo above. The driver was practice driving and hit the gas instead of the brake. The train had braked before hitting it.

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