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Man struck by train, in critical condition

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The Florida Highway Patrol reports that a 25-year old Marion County man is in critical condition after a train hit his car Sunday.

Troopers say Jedrek Turner of Citra was driving on County Road 326 about 3 a.m. Sunday as he approached the railroad crossing.  Troopers say the lights were activated at the crossing, and the guard arms were lowered, but Turner drove around the gate and was hit by the oncoming CSX locomotive.

Turner was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown out of the car.  His 2001 Hyundai was demolished.

Troopers say the train had its horn activated as it approached the crossing, near NE 36th Avenue, north of Ocala.

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  • You have any proof the driver went around the gates or just repeating the hear-say BS from the railroad to the cops. The proof in reporting thing.

    Evidence let go

    1. The train has video of this — a public paid for thing —Where is the video???

    2. The train had a event recorder of brakes,lights, horns, etc…public paid for with humongous overcharges—Where are the event recorder readings???

    3. The crossing signal housing has a event recorder with gate operation —.public paid for with humongous overcharges—Where is the crossing house readings?

    4. The crossing maintainer has a hand held that would show if the automated signals were calling him/her to come fix them. Where is the hand held???

    5. The drug/alcohol tests on the train crew are?

    6. The railroad control center recording is?

    • jbl

      Way too many l$es in this post to list.