A train collided with a truck when the trucker got hung up on the tracks. The driver was lost after having a bit of a mix up with his GPS.
The unnamed trucker was dispatched with a load of washers and dryers to Gouldsboro, PA, a small town in Monroe county. Unfortunately, the driver entered into his GPS ‘Goldsboro, PA,’ a town in York county.
Once in Goldsboro, the driver found himself driving on a less than ideal route which – had he continued straight – would have sent his rig straight into the river.
According to local authorities it was around 8:20 in the evening when the driver decided to make a sharp left turn over some railroad tracks onto the narrow River Street.
After getting hung up on the tracks, the driver exited his vehicle to take a look at the situation. Unfortunately, just at that moment, a freight train appeared.
The driver tried signaling to the conductor with his flash light, but the train was not able to stop in time and barreled into the truck, ripping apart the trailer.
“It was a mess,” Newberry Township Police Chief John Snyder said. “You could say it was a real trainwreck.”
According to Snyder, this isn’t the first time that a driver has mistaken Goldsboro for Gouldsboro, nor the first time that a trucker has gotten stuck on the train tracks because of it.
The trailer was totaled and the ground was littered with washers and dryers, but no one was injured in the accident.